Morus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Moraceae. The 10–16 species of deciduous trees it contains are commonly known as Mulberries.
Boondock wrote:Got a question, that's probably buried in the deep recesses of the ZS archives: I'm looking for a pocket-sized tree/plant/wild edible handbook for my possibles bag. There are many for sale, but I'd like suggestions on the best one. Thanks in advance.
Boiling mushrooms is considered to be safer. Not because, it kills deadly bacteria. But, because majority of toxic mushrooms will change color to blue when boiled. In fact if you want to see if your mushrooms are toxic, boil them with a head of white onion. If the onion turns black or dark blue, throw everything away.
Woods Walker wrote:Violets.
I find violets in areas which have good soil and sunlight. Not sure they like constant exposure to direct sunlight but don't grow them. Their habitat includes both fields and their margins, lawns, sides of roads/trails and partial clearings. There are herbal medical uses for violet tea though never tried that. I eat the leaves and flowers raw. The roots are toxic and shouldn’t be eaten
Violet in bloom.
A close up of the flower and leaf which again are edible. Notice the heart/arrowhead shaped leaf.
Once again just to make certain everyone got it.
Roses are red and violets at blue….. Well not always. Here is a white violet.
These are less common in my AO but taste the same. A comparison between the two varieties.
There are lots of blue and white flowers in the woods. Not all of them are from fun loving plants so make 100% certain of the identity of any wild edible before eating. I roll my own photos and misidentifications are possible aka do your own research. In my AO violets start to bloom in early spring.
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