Edible Plants

Max Johnston

Horsemint, Scientific name: Monarda species

They line many roadsides and are scattered across sunny fields, horsemint flowers are easily recognisable even while passing by at high speeds. The flowers and young leaves of this plant add a herbal and citrus flavor to tea, candies, and anything else that may need some extra flavored help make it taste better.

Milkweed,Scientific name: Asclepias spp.

You can find milkweed in sunny fields. The weeds are steamed or boiled before eating. If the pods are bitter then you boil them in one or more pots of water. The milkweed stem contains very strong natural fibers which can be braided into fine cordage.