Plant Research

    Our interns collate research on plants we work with in edible landscaping and wildcrafting.

    We continuously expand this information to help individuals understand the use of plants for nourishment and medicine.

    Adoxaceae
    • Sambucus canadensis - Elderberry
    Aizoaceae
    • Delosperma cooperi - Jewel of the Desert Garnet
    Amaranthaceae
    • Chenopodium bonus-henricus - Good King Henry
    Amaryllidaceae
    • Allium sativum - Garlic
    • Allium schoenoprasum - Chives
    • Allium vineale - Wild Onion
    • Narcissus spp. - Daffodil
    Anacardiaceae
    • Rhus copallinum - Shining Sumac
    Annonaceae
    • Asimina triloba - Paw Paw
    Aquifoliaceae
    • Ilex opaca - American Holly
    Asclepiadaceae
    • Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
    Asparagaceae
    • Asparagus officinalis - Asparagus
    • Yucca baccata - Banana Yucca
    • Yucca filamentosa - Adam’s Needle
    Asteraceae
    • Achillea millefolium - Common Yarrow
    • Arctium lappa - Great Burdock
    • Artemisia vulgaris - Mugwort
    • Chamaemelum nobile - Chamomile
    • Cichorium intybus - Chicory
    • Gynura procumbens - Longevity spinach
    • Helianthus tuberosus - Jerusalem artichoke
    • Lactuca canadensis - Canada Lettuce
    • Packera aurea - Golden Ragwort
    • Rudbeckia triloba - Brown-eyed Susan
    • Taraxacum officinale - Dandelion
    Basellaceae
    • Basella alba, Malabar Spinach
    Betulaceae
    • Betula nigra, River Birch
    • Carpinus caroliniana - American hornbeam
    • Corylus americana - Hazelnut
    Boraginaceae
    • Symphytum officinale - Comfrey
    Brassicaceae
    • Alliaria petiolata - Garlic Mustard
    • Cardamine hirsuta - Hairy Bittercress
    Cactaceae
    • Opuntia humifusa - Eastern Prickly Pear
    Caprifoliaceae
    • Viburnum trilobum, American cranberrybush
    Caryophyllaceae
    • Stellaria media - Common chickweed
    Cupressaceae
    • Juniperus virginiana - Red Cedar
    Crassulaceae
    • Sedum acre - Gold Moss Sedum
    • Sedum reflexum - Blue Spruce
    • Sedum rupestre - Angelina
    • Sedum sexangulare - Watch Chain
    • Sempervivum - Ruby Heart
    • Sempervivum tectorum - Hens and Chicks - Sunset
    • Sempervivum tectorum - Oddity
    Ebenaceae
    • Diospyros virginiana - American Persimmon
    Elaeagnaceae
    • Elaeagnus multiflora - Goumi
    • Elaeagnus umbellata - Autumn Olive
    • Hippophae rhamnoides - Seaberry
    Ericaceae
    • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry
    • Gaylussacia baccata - Black Huckleberry
    • Vaccinium spp. - Blueberry
    Fabaceae
    • Apios americana - Groundnut
    • Gymnocladus dioicus - Kentucky coffeetree
    • Lupinus perennis - Perennial Lupine
    • Robinia pseudoacacia - Black Locust
    Fagaceae
    • Castanea dentata - American Chestnut
    • Castanea pumila - Chinquapin
    • Fagus grandifolia - American Beech
    • Quercus spp. - Oak
    Grossulariaceae
    • Ribes missouriense - Gooseberry
    • Ribes nigrum - Black Currant
    Hamamelidaceae
    • Hamamelis virginiana - Witch Hazel
    Hypericaceae
    • Hypericum perforatum - St. John’s Wort
    Juglandaceae
    • Carya spp. - Hickory
    • Juglans nigra - Black Walnut
    Lamiaceae
    • Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop
    • Glechoma hederacea - Creeping Charlie
    • Lamium amplexicaule - Henbit
    • Lamium purpureum - Purple Deadnettle
    • Melissa officinalis - Lemon Balm
    • Mentha suaveolens - Apple Mint
    • Monarda didyma - Bee Balm
    • Ocimum basilicum - Basil
    • Ocimum tenuiflorum - Holy Basil
    • Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosemary
    • Salvia officinalis - Sage
    • Vitex agnus-castus - Chaste Tree
    • Thymus vulgaris - German Thyme
    Lauraceae
    • Lindera benzoin - Spicebush
    • Sassafras albidum - Sassafras
    Malvaceae
    • Althaea officinalis, Marsh Mallow
    • Tilia americana - American Basswood
    Myricaceae
    • Myrica pensylvanica - Northern Bayberry
    Myrtaceae
    • Eucalyptus perriniana - Eucalyptus
    Onagraceae
    • Oenothera biennis - Evening primrose
    Plantaginaceae
    • Plantago lanceolata - Narrow Leaf Plantain
    Polygonaceae
    • Rumex sanguineus - Redvein dock
    Ranunculaceae
    • Hydrastis canadensis - Goldenseal
    Roseaceae
    • Amelanchier spp. - Juneberry
    • Aronia melanocarpa - Chokeberry
    • Fragaria x ananassa - Strawberry
    • Malus sylvestris - Apple
    • Pyrus pyrifolia - Asian Pear
    • Prunus dulcis - Hall’s Hardy’ Almond
    • Prunus maritima - Beach Plum
    • Prunus persica - Loring Peach
    • Prunus persica var. nucipersica - Hardired Giant Nectarine
    • Prunus serotina - Black Cherry
    • Pyrus communis - European Pear
    • Pyrus pyrifolia - Asian Pear
    • Rubus allegheniensis - Blackberry
    Rubiaceae
    • Galium aparine - Cleavers
    Sapindaceae
    • Acer spp. - Maple
    Solanaceae
    • Physalis spp. - Ground Cherry
    Typhaceae
    • Typha angustifolia - Narrowleaf Cattail
    Ulmaceae
    • Ulmus rubra - Slippery Elm
    Urticaceae
    • Urtica dioica - Stinging Nettle
    Violaceae
    • Viola spp. - Violet
    Zingiberaceae
    • Zingiber officinale - Ginger