Author Topic: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion  (Read 4396 times)

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I have a bunch of pokeweed seeds, staghorn or winged sumac seeds, curly dock seeds... plenty of florida betony root, spiderwart... can get chufu and bulrush... growing in back... regular stuff like dandelion... plenty of purlane will come back around this summer... pokeweed, purslane and spiderward buds some of my favorites...
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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 09:30:13 PM »
Do you soak your pokeweed seeds in sulfuric acid?

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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 12:55:27 PM »
I am going to try that this spring.. I read your article on the subject... I am wondering if staghorn sumac needs the same pre-treatment because I didn't have any luck last year with those seeds germinating ... also wondering if elderberry is the same... i see many an elderberry coming up along a fence line around here.. wondering if birds digest the berries and then release them while sitting on the fence?

worth further investigating... the answer is I haven't tried it, but i will...
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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 01:53:56 PM »
Dry sumac seeds can be ground into a lemonish spice.

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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 02:53:30 PM »
thank-you so much for that advice.. I thought the plant was useless late winter after all the absorbic acid had washed off from rains... except for sumac-aid summer and early fall which was always a hit at summer camp for the boys..

i actually have a try of dried seeds on my kitchen counter... what's the most effecient way to crush.. i don't mind mechanical crushing unless the lights go out...
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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 03:45:09 PM »
If you go to eattheweeds.com you will learn that more is edible on the sumac than just the malic acid. Young peeled shoots are also edible... not that tasty though.

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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 04:41:30 PM »
i'll do that and thanks
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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, florida betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 06:14:46 PM »
Can anyone help me with sprouting seeds that you have grown yourself or otherwise? I live in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 09:11:48 PM »
Dew, I'll take some Stachys floridana(florida betony root) seeds, if you still have some.  I can send you a S.A.S.E.

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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 06:26:23 AM »
Sure mb... I think the root is the seed, but let's get Green's input on that?  Mine aren't flowering... but they have these "swellings" along the root sort of like americanos apios...except much smaller... they say, it resembles the rattle on a rattlesnake...

i'll inbox you my address...
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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2012, 09:36:14 AM »
Thanks Dew :)  I found more info on killing Stacys floridana than I did growing it, but I found info on growing Stachys affinis, and it grows from tubers like you said.

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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2012, 05:07:15 PM »
ha ha... it is a very delicious edible invasive...   :D not hard to grow...it takes care of itself
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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2012, 10:31:20 AM »
Hey Dew, if you're still offering them, I would love to get my hands on some of that betony root as well!

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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 11:36:29 PM »
i'll get that out to ya'll by the end of the week!
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Re: pokeweed, sumac, dock, flor betony, chufu, bulrush, purslane dandelion
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2012, 12:05:12 AM »
Sweet, I can't wait! I've wanted to try them so badly though that it's going to be tough for me to actually plant them!