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Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), Athens, GA Edible flowers, click on image for info.
Hardy hibiscus are easy to grow and require minimal care
Water Hyacinth- this amazing plant can be edible (if you're not sensitive), made into paper, furniture, used to oxygenate and purify water. It can be used as a biofuel, and the coolest thing about it is that it doubles its population in 1 week. If you have 50, next week you'll have 100. An ultimate renewable resource. But with great power comes great responsibility, this plant is invasive and can grow out of control outside of a contained environment, it is illeagel to posses in some states.
An edible landscape including roses, red stemmed chard, Autumn Joy sedum, potato plants, and ornamental grasses, all in the front yard of an urban property
Gemeine Wegwarte (Cichorium intybus)
Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria L.) Also knows as Snow of the Mountain
Creeping Charlie (Ground Ivy) - Young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves have a mild bitter flavour and can be tossed into salads to add a slight aromatic tang. They can also be cooked like spinach, added to soups, stews, or omelet. Tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves. It is often used mixed with verbena leaves or lovage. This wild edible has been added to beer in much the same way as hops in order to clear it and also to improve its flavour and keeping qualities.