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Catalog American Groundnut (Page 2)

The American groundnut (Apios Americana), or hopniss, is a climbing perennial plant from the woodland edges of North America. It’s related to the peanut and produces new shoots each year from numerous underground tubers, these new shoots twining around any supports they can find…

“The carob, the food of the Prodigal Son, of Mediterranean people, of the Mediterranean farm animals, and of the calves and dogs of America, also fed the cavalry of Wellington in his Peninsular campaign and that of Allenby in Palestine during the World War…

The Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a small tree growing to 6m (20 ft) high, bearing large bunches of edible flowers (raw/in drinks) and black fruits (raw or cooked)…

Siberian pea tree (Caragana arborescens), or Siberian peashrub, is a perennial shrub or small tree up to 6 m tall, with edible pods and seeds. The seeds are small but produced in abundance with 4-6 seeds per pod…

Garlic (Allium sativum) belongs to the onion family, and has been used by humans for over 7,000 years. Why? If you ask me it’s because it tastes so amazingly good, but of course one can’t neglect the medicinal properties of this plant…

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is fittingly described as “a lumber yard in a single species” by whole systems designer Ben Falk. Garden historian Wesley Greene goes even further and calls it “the tree on which the US was built”…

The Common Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), also called the Seaberry, is a thorny shrub growing up to 6m that produces abundant fruit that is very high in vitamins A & C…