|Star-of-Bethlehem, Ornithogalum umbellatum, not edible, however the bulb of the plant has been used in herbal medicine. It contains chemicals that have an action similar to a prescription drug called digoxin used for congestive heart failure.|
|Virginia Blue Bell, Mertensia virginica, flowers and leaves are edible. Native Americans used this plant to treat respiratory illnesses.|
|Fleabane Daisy, Erigeron philadelphicus. An herbal infusion of the roots has been used by Native Americans to treat coughs, colds and diarrhea. Supposedly it is a bug repellant, thus the name Fleabane.|
|Close up of Garlic Mustard.|
While I diligently research and use what I post, please remember to do your own research and be 100% sure of what you are trying. It is best to try just a bit of a new plant first to see if you have an unknown to you allergy or reaction! Keep in mind, one of the reasons that plants are in the grocery store is because they are the most tame and acceptable to the majority of people. Wild plants are less predictable but are often the most nutritious!