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egle_k. 7:22pm, 31 March 2008
Some people would like to know plants in their pictures and need help. They may try to ask their questions here. And possibly people who know these plants will visit this discussion when questions appear. If you post photos here, please, choose small size.

If you donot know about medicinal or culinary properties of a plant, it is enough to join the group and to leave a link to the photo, which needs an eye of expert. Once a plant will be identified and will turn to be a medicinal, aromatic herb or wild edible plant, it may be added tothe pool.
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egle_k. Posted 10 years ago. Edited by egle_k. (admin) 10 years ago
First question:
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Well… I don't know what this is!
Photo by Ametxa
ad hoc horse [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by ad hoc horse (member) 10 years ago
Looks like an immature catkin of Goat Willow (Salix caprea).

Roger
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egle_k. Posted 10 years ago. Edited by egle_k. (admin) 10 years ago
I thought that goat willow is with green catkins,.. It is something from Salicaeae. Both its genus - Salix and Populus - are widely used as medicinal. Salix plants are used mainly for bark and Populus for buds rich in essential oils, of course, in small amounts to do not compromise kidney function.
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egle_k. Posted 10 years ago. Edited by egle_k. (admin) 10 years ago
No 2 - Latin?

Bidin, a type of wild vege in Borneo. Best fried with sambal blachan
Photo by Freddy Kua
tremendous office [deleted] 10 years ago
In East Asia, Pteridium aquilinum (fernbrake or bracken) fiddleheads are eaten as a vegetable.
pete@eastbaywilds.com PRO 10 years ago
be very careful when trying anything in the Pteridium genus. there are plenty of cases of serious poisoning from brackens. usually from the root, but some folks eat them all the time. it's a confusing one, so i prefer to be safe!
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egle_k. Posted 10 years ago. Edited by egle_k. (admin) 10 years ago
Thank you very much. A new plant for me. It is interesting to know that some ferns are used for food. Even ferns used as medicinal plants in Europe are considered quite poisonous.
External use of ferns does not surprise me, I think they are very good for rooms due to their antimicrobal action and some smell very well when sprayed with water.

Added: a link on edible ferns en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddlehead
ixfd64 10 years ago
Thanks for inviting me to thie group. There are a lot of amazing photos here!

As for your question, try picking up a field guide at a library or a bookstore. Many field guides offer instructions on how to identify unknown species of plants or animals.
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egle_k. Posted 10 years ago. Edited by egle_k. (admin) 10 years ago
:) thank you, I have guides about plants in Lithuania; though invasive species are not always listed. I know some exotic plants only from visits in botanical gardens.

If to look at the photo with ferns, knowledge about culture, culinary uses and local names is needed maybe even more, because that photo does not say much about botanical structure of the plant. It could be possible maybe to find a book about that in some supercapital, but really not in my country.

By way, one botanical group also has a part for identification of plants: www.flickr.com/groups/botany/discuss/72157603652846732/
sarazuvile Posted 10 years ago. Edited by sarazuvile (member) 10 years ago
3. Identification needed. This fern grows in Lithuania.

papartis
svantevid Posted 10 years ago. Edited by svantevid (member) 10 years ago
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egle_k. 10 years ago
Photo by svantevid:

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egle_k. 10 years ago
Photo by manginocarlos:

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egle_k. 10 years ago
Photo of "Buah Malberry" by elangchon:

Buah Malberry
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