Perennial edible plants

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by chelloveck, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    A free .pdf download, listing perennial edible plants in the USA.

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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Saved this one to print, too! Thanks!
  3. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    For those who don't like adobe...

    Perennial Plants and Vegetables
    Below is a list of edible plants commonly grown in gardens, arranged by growth habit. Many types of
    common weeds and wild plants are also perennial and can be used in salads. Harvest from areas that are
    not contaminated by traffic exhaust.
    Perennial Trees
    American wild plum, Prunus americana
    Apple, Malus domestica
    Avocado, Persea americana
    Black cherry, Prunus serotina
    Chestnut crab, Malus sp.
    Choke cherry, Prunus virginiana
    Citrus, Citrus sp.
    Cornelian cherry, Cornus mas
    Eastern Redbud, Cercis occidentalis
    Fig, Ficus carica
    Glossy black chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa
    Hawthorn, Cratagus sp.
    Hazel nut, Corylus americana, C. cornuta, C. avellana
    Loquat, Eriobotrya japonica
    Maidenhair tree, Ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba
    Monkey puzzle, Araucaria araucana
    Pear, Pyrus sp.
    Persimmon, Diospyros sp.
    Pin cherry, Prunus pensylvanica
    Plum, Prunus sp.
    Quince, Cydonia oblonga
    Serviceberry, Juneberry, Amelanchier sp.
    Sweet Chestnut, Castanea sativa
    Tart cherry, Prunus sp.
    Grape, River or Frost, Vitis riparia
    Grape, Table or Wine, Vitis sp.
    Kiwi, Actinidia sp.
    Shrubs and Berries
    American elderberry, Sambucus canadensis
    American highbush crannberry, Viburnum trilobatum
    Black berry, Rubus allegheniensis
    Black raspberries, Rubus occidentalis
    Blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium, V. corybosium
    Cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon
    Elderberry, Sambucus nigra
    Golden currants, Ribes aureum
    Golden raspberries, Rubus sp.
    Gooseberries, Ribes spp.
    Hobblebush, Viburnum alnifolium
    Honeyberry, Lonicera caeruleHuckberry, Vaccinium sp.
    Huckle berry, Gaylussacia baccata
    Lingonberry, Vaccinium vitis-idaea
    Nannyberry, Viburnum lentago
    Red raspberries, Rubus idaeus
    Regent Serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent'
    Sea berry, Hippophae rhamnoides
    Silverbuffalo berry, Sheperdia argentea
    Smooth sumac, Rhus glabra
    Staghorn sumac, Rhus typhina
    Strawberry, alpine, Fragaria vesca
    Strawberry, Fragaria virginiana
    Thimbleberry, Rubus parviflorus
    Wild rose, Rosa blanda or sp.
    Perennial Herbs
    Anise hyssop, Agastache foeniculum
    Basil, Ocimum basilicum
    Catnip, Nepeta cataria
    Chives, Allium schoenoprasum
    Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare
    Feverfew, Chrysanthemum parthenium
    French tarragon, Artemisia dranunculus
    Garlic chives, Allium tuberosum
    Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia
    Lovage, Levisticum officinale
    Mint, Mentha sp.
    Oregano, Origanum vulgare
    Parsley, Petroselinum crispum
    Rosemary, Rosemarinus officinalis
    Sage, Salvia
    Shiso, Japanese Red Mint, Perilla frutescens
    Thyme, Thymus vulgaris
    Perennial Vegetables and Greens
    Arrowhead, Sagittaria sagittifolia
    Arugula, rocket, Diplotaxis erucoides
    Asparagus, Asparagus officinalis
    Chicory, Cichorium sp.
    Comfrey, Symphytum sp.
    Earth Pea, Lathyrus tuberosa
    Elephant Garlic, Allium ampeloprasum
    Galangal, Thai ginger, Alpinia galangal
    Garlic, Allium sativum
    Ginger, Zingiber officinale
    Globe artichoke, Cynara scolymus
    Golden shallots, Allium cepa var. aggregatum
    Ground nut, Agrios americana
    Horseradish, Amoracia sp.
    Jerusalem artichokes, sunchoke, Helianthus tuberosus
    New Zealand Spinach, Tetragonia
    Oca, New Zealand yam, Oxalis tuberosa
    Peruvian parsnip, Arracacia xanthorrhiza
    Rhubarb, ''Rhuem rhabarbarumSea beet, Beta vulgaris ssp.maritima
    Sea kale, Crambe maritima
    Sorrel, Rumex acetosa
    Sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas
    Taro, Colocasia esculenta
    Turmeric, Indian saffron, Curcuma domestica
    Waterchestnuts, Eleocharis dulcis
    Welsh onion, Allium sp.
    Yacon, Smallanthus sonchifolius
    Yam, Dioscorea batata
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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    The list of perennials is surprisingly long. Good for guerrilla / covert gardens that you can largely set and forget, particularly with plants that aren't readily identifiable by the average zombie rube.

    You're welcome. Knowing the plants' light requirements helps a means that niches, say in understory positions beneath trees can be profitably filled without losing plant vigour and productivity. I know that with some of my container plants, I have had to change their location due to having too much light or too little light for their good health.
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  5. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Very true...some are pretty invasive on there if you're putting them in your own home garden - look closer before you scatter seeds everywhere.
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  6. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I bought some common milkweed seeds with my Amazon Christmas money for their multi-usage. Not only are they edible, but their fluff is good for as a cheap/plentiful substitute for goose down for insulating bedding/clothing, and they attract butterflies which is also good for pollination.
  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Rhubarb is on the edible plant list you posted. I love it and have ordered some plants to add to my landscape. Since then someone said that rhubarb is poisonous to pets.

    I found an article that sort of said it was but not really the specifics. I am assuming that it is only poisonous if the pet eats the leaves, not if they rub against it. I am concerned now and wondering if I need to fence off the rhubarb from my dog.

    Pet Poisoning Symptoms - Your Rhubarb Plants Can Be Harmful
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  9. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    reading that makes me concerned. My dog doesn't go around eating plants but he will lick things. It does make me think I should fence it in. I was really hoping to just plant rhubarb and let it grow. There is no harvesting the first year. I read that rhubarb was toxic to deer so they won't eat it unless they are extremely hungry. I figured elk would also leave it alone. Never thought of my dog when I ordered it.
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