Edible weeds


You’ll often here the phrase ‘a weed is just a plant that is where we don’t want it’. That may be true, but if we don’t understand the plants and their uses, how can we be sure that we don’t want them.

So many of our Australian weeds originally arrived here, by various means, from the Europe, where they have a long tradition of being used medicinally as herbs.

In addition to this, so many weeds are visual and behavioural indicators of what is going on in the soil around them.

For the herbal use, please refer to our ‘herbs for healing‘ page where you can find the remedial uses of some of our more common ‘weeds’.

Flowering times are approximate. Plants don’t take a lot of notice of calendars and the changes in our climate are mixing things up a bit. The times we’ve given are from our own experience.

We’re always learning about our botanic community, taking new pics and meeting folks who know a lot more than we do, so keep checking your favourite plants on these pages. There’s always more to come!


 

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African Boxthorn


Solanum nigrun

Blackberry Nightshade


 

A patch of young ChickweedChickweed


Clustered Dock (Rumex conglomeratus)

Dock


 

Goosefoot


Green Amaranth


Mallow


Nasturtiums


 

Prickly Pear


Purslane


Soursobs in flowerSoursobs


Nettle seeds and leavesStinging Nettles


Three Cornered Garlic


Many herbs are found in the wild. They have medicinal qualities besides being good to eat. See here for our favourites.

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