To identify edible wild plants, consult a guide with clear information about different wild plants and their characteristics. Memorize as many identifying characteristics of plants as possible, such as leaf shape and pat... More »

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The edible part of the onion plant is the bulb. This bulb is underground during growth, while green stalks that emerge from the bulb reach above the ground to gather sunlight and carbon dioxide. More »

All parts of the radish plant are edible. Choose firm radishes with fresh, springy leaves. The leaves should be cut from the roots for storage, as the leaves continue to draw water from the roots. More »

Crabgrass is identified by its star-shaped growing pattern, its fibrous root system and its tendency to sprout into a dense mat that covers any other plants around it. Crabgrass identification requires looking at factors... More »

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One characteristic of flowering plants, or angiosperms, is that they have seeds covered by a seed case. Many also reproduce through cross-pollination that is carried out by insects, birds or the wind. More »

A typical tree species guide contains photographs or illustrations of trees with general information about the growth habits and appearance of the tree. Guides are available in a variety of formats, including pocket-size... More »

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According to the National Gardening Association, elderberry plants can be identified by the deep purple berries that ripen in August of each year. The elderberry has a shrub-like appearance and is about 6 to 12 feet tall... More »

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