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.
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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.
Malanga – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.
About the Malanga plant The Malanga (Xanthosoma) plant, also known as Melanga, Otoy, Otoe, New Cocoyam, Tannia, Tannier, Yautia, Macabo, Taioba, Dasheen, Quequisque, or Singapore Taro, is a popular cuisine in many countries around the world. This plant has soft, arrow-shaped leaves up to 60 centimeters (24 inches) long. The large leaves sprout from an…
Horseradish tree – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.
The edible Horseradish tree (also known as the moringa, benzolive tree, West Indian ben and drumstick tree) grows from 4.5 to 14 meters (15 to 46 feet) tall and is rather slender with drooping branches.