square stalks, opposite leaves, often aromatic
safe to sample
4 petals and 6 stamens--4 tall and 2 short
|mint|| 4 stamens (2 long, 2 short)|
5 united petals (2 lobes up, 3 down)
5 united sepals
flowers mature into a seed capsule with 4 nutlets
|mustard|| seed pods occur in radial pattern around stalk|
all are edible
Compound umbels. Usually hollow flower stalks.
|Parsley||Not all safe for eating (includes poison and water hemlock)|
distinct banner, wings and keel. Pea-like pods, often with pinnate leaves.
|Parsley||2-celled ovary, 5 petals, 5 stamens|
flowers with parts in threes. Sepals and petals usually identical.
|Lily||3 sepals, 3 petals, 6 stamens, pistil with 3-part stigma, parallel veins in leaves. Not all are edible.|
5 separate petals and a column of stamens. Mucilaginous texture.
|Mallow||mostly edible (except cotton), can be used like aloe vera.|
|Aster or Sunflower|| |
composite flower in disk-like head.
|Aster or Sunflower||multiple layers of bracts beneath flower. Little disks and ray flowers inside flower head.|
netted veins in leaves
|dicot||usually complex branching|
|dicot||floral parts in 4's and 5's|
parallel veins in leaves
|monocot||usually simple branching|
|monocot||floral parts in 3's|
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