This is a field guide to the most common plants found throughout the United States. When traveling outside of the southwest I often found myself lost when it came to what plants I could seek to use in a given territory. This list is based on my research documenting where useful plants are found in the United States, based on the USDA Flora Database.
Once the five most common plants per state were identified I studied many sources, both native and academic, to document how people can use these plants. Sources often refer to plant edibility or medicinal values, yet neglect to specify what parts of the plant to use and recommended preparation methods. Find out here exactly how you can use them.
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#1. Alabama Blackberry Wild Carrot Oxalis Muscadine Persimmon #2. Alaska Beach Greens Beach Lovage Chickweed Dandelion Fiddlehead Fern #3. Arizona Hedgehog Cactus Saguaro Cholla Prickly Pear Barrel Cactus #4. Arkansas Cattail Chicory Curled Dock Asparagus Amaranth #5. California Fireweed Wood Sorrel Dandelion Bull Thistle Curly Dock #6.Colorado Wild Onion Stonecrop Candytuft
Originally posted on Ask A Prepper