Edible Wild Plants

Agave

Agave or Aloe Vera (several hundred Agave species) These edible plants have large clusters of thick, fleshy leaves borne close to the ground and surrounding a central stalk. The plants flower only once, then die. They produce a massive flower stalk. Where to Find: Agaves prefer dry, open areas. They…
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Edible Wild Plants

Acacia

Acacia (Acacia farnesiana or Vachellia farnesiana) Acacia (also known as Needle Bush) is a spreading, usually short tree with spines and alternate compound leaves. Its individual leaflets are small. Its flowers are ball-shaped, bright yellow, and very fragrant. Its bark is a whitish-gray color. Its fruits are dark brown and…
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Edible Wild Plants

Abal

Abal (Calligonum comosum) The abal is one of the few shrubby plants that exist in the shady deserts. This plant grows to about meters (4 feet), and its branches look like wisps from a broom. The stiff, green branches produce an abundance of flowers in March and April. Where to…
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