The poisonous Oleander shrub (or small tree) grows to about 9 meters (27 feet), with alternate, very straight, thick, leathery, dark green, long (2-8 inches), narrow (1 inch), lance-shaped leaves.
Category: Plant guide
The Poisonous Death camas (death lily) plant looks like an onion.
The poisonous Death Camas (or Meadow Deathcamas) plant arises from a bulb and may be mistaken for an onion plant. Its leaves are long and grass-like. The bulbs look like onions but do not smell like onions.
Chinaberry tree – how to identify this poisonous plant and diagnose/treat Chinaberry poisoning.
The poisonous Chinaberry tree (also known as bead-tree, Persian lilac, white cedar, Texas umbrella, pride of India, or Cape lilac) has a round, spreading crown and grows up to 14 meters (42 feet) tall. It has alternate, compound (odd-pinnate) leaves with toothed (serrated margins) leaflets that are dark green on top and light green underneath.
Wild fig – how to identify figs and prepare for food
Collectively known as “fig trees” or “figs”, there are nearly 1,000 species of Ficus ranging from woody trees to shrubs and vines.
Wild caper – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for the wild caper plant.
About Wild caper (Capparis aphylla) Wild Caper, also known as Kerda, Kair, Karir, Kirir, and Karril, is a small, branched tree or thorny shrub that bears many thin, often tangled looking, leafless branches and grows to a height of about 15 feet. Leaves are usually only found on young shoots and mature plants lose their…
Water plantain – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.
About Water plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica) The Water-plantain plant, also known as Mad-dog weed, has small, white flowers and heart-shaped leaves with pointed tips. It has a fibrous root and several long-stemmed leaves with a triangular shaped stem. The leaves are clustered at the base of the plant. The plant produces many small white or pale…
Water lily – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.
Water Lily plants, also known as Beaver Root, are aquatic plants that are rooted in the mud from branched roots with long stems and have large, round (typically notched) leaves that float on the surface of the water.
Pine trees – pine provides a bounty of uses in survival situations.
Pine trees are easily recognized by their needle-like leaves grouped in bundles. Each bundle may contain one to five needles, the number varying among species. They are a resinous tree growing up to 250 feet tall. The tree’s odor and sticky sap provide a simple way to distinguish pines from similar looking trees with needle-like…
Oak trees – the many uses of oak in a survival situation (yes, it’s even edible).
Oak tree (Quercus species) Oak trees have alternate leaves and edible acorn fruits. The leaves of the Oak may have serrated edges or may have smooth edges. The flowers are catkins produced in the Spring season. The fruit is a nut called an acorn. It is held in a cup-like structure with each acorn containing…
Nettle – this prickly plant is edible (and nutritious), and its fibers can be used to weave string or twine
Nettle plants can grow several feet high and sometimes grow as shrubs. The leaves and stalks are arranged across opposite sides of the stem.