Alfalfa, medicago sativa

Alfalfa, medicago sativa

Alfalfa is a perennial of the Fabaceae (beans and peas) family, and it was introduced into North America from (probably) the Mediterranean around 1850. Uses: Primary use: eating raw sprouts from seed. Raw alfalfa sprouts are a favorite on salads, in sandwiches, and in soups, or anywhere fresh green peas, lettuce, or spinach might be used. The young leaves and branches (light […]

Desert Alyssum, Alyssum Desertorum

Desert Alyssum, Alyssum Desertorum

Also known as desert madwort, (madwort is the common name for all alyssum), or dwarf alyssum Desert Alyssum is a reseeding annual native to Europe (Italy)[1]http://www.abc.botanic.hr/index.php/abc/article/view/1331 and Asia, introduced into North America[2]USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ALDED for medicinal purposes.[3]http://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/112171 — a rather in depth article on alyssum desertorum, which compiles all the research sources listed below As with other plants, the word wort means […]