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Edible and Medicinal Plants of Costa Rica

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Costa Rica

For us to reach this mission's objective, it would be most useful if the participant would give the usual information, but also add in the uses of the plants (i.e. food and/or medicine) and possibly a resource that gives details on how to prepare it. Recipes would be great too. And if you try them yourself, please give us your review. * Edited by Project Noah management team to comply with user-created mission rules. Sign in to join mission

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Costa Rica
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Website 178 participants 887 spottings

Since the beginning of time humans have relied on plants for their survival. They provide us food, medicine and shelter. With the industrial revolution most people have become so dependent on commercial foods that they become fearful of the thought of being without these industries. The core purpose of this mission is two-fold. One is to help anyone who chooses to participate to become more self-reliant and aware of your edible surroundings AND to educate one another of what can be eaten and/or used for medicine.

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Costa Rica

Lat: 10.01 Long: -84.14

Recent Spottings

Nance tree Leda 0 2 Nance tree
Pacific Blackberry MichelleCraigPowell 2 0 Pacific Blackberry
Banana Tree glbnoah109 1 0 Banana Tree
Dandelion Nicholas4 2 0 Dandelion
Hot Lips Flower Sigg 9 5 Hot Lips Flower
Devils Club KatrionaSAuerbach 2 1 Devils Club
Soncoya Sigg 1 0 Soncoya
Lantana joanbstanley 1 0 Lantana
Lactarius indigo _Memen_ 6 0 Lactarius indigo
Purple Horsemint Lemon Beebalm Lemon Mint joanbstanley 1 0 Purple Horsemint    Lemon Beebalm      Lemon Mint
Sagebrush Mariposa Lily KatrionaSAuerbach 5 3 Sagebrush Mariposa Lily
Milk thistle misako.hill 1 0 Milk thistle
Dandelion JeanneRewa 1 0 Dandelion
Sea-Buckthorn LarsKorb 1 0 Sea-Buckthorn
Barba de Viejo / Old Man's Beard Rolo 1 0 Barba de Viejo / Old Man's Beard
Wild Blueberry pamsai 1 0 Wild Blueberry
Red Plume Ginger Beijaflorherbals 1 0 Red Plume Ginger
Red Algal Xinxin 1 1 Red Algal
Texas Persimmon joanbstanley 1 0 Texas Persimmon
Gaultheria SatyenMehta 2 2 Gaultheria
Apricot. Albaricoquero eulalia rubio 1 0 Apricot. Albaricoquero
Salvia evolution AnaMoral 1 0 Salvia evolution
Peony LeahFerneReed 2 0 Peony
Barbados Cherry joanbstanley 1 0 Barbados Cherry
Pipsissewa, Prince's Pine or Ground Holly KatrionaSAuerbach 4 2 Pipsissewa, Prince's Pine or Ground Holly
Wild Strawberries MichelleCraigPowell 3 1 Wild Strawberries
Miner's Lettuce LeahFerneReed 4 1 Miner's Lettuce
Nettle AshleyLafferty 2 0 Nettle
Wild Strawberry Meik 4 3 Wild Strawberry
Chickasaw Plum joanbstanley 2 0 Chickasaw Plum
Coca EntreAguas 2 1 Coca
Huge Dandelion! keithp2012 1 0 Huge Dandelion!
Wild Mustard Blossoms misako.hill 8 0 Wild Mustard Blossoms
Spear Thistle helena 2 1 Spear Thistle
Heartsease/Wild Pansy helena 3 1 Heartsease/Wild Pansy
Thumbai namitha 1 0 Thumbai
Ala de Mosca / Winterweed Rolo 2 0 Ala de Mosca / Winterweed
Black Eyed Susans SerraSpiritwolf 5 0 Black Eyed Susans
Sunflower joanbstanley 1 0 Sunflower
Clementines NolanDoyle 2 0 Clementines
Sumac joanbstanley 3 0 Sumac
Horse-heal Meik 5 0 Horse-heal
Common Blue Violet JeanneRewa 2 1 Common Blue Violet
Ribwort, Llantén menor eulalia rubio 3 3 Ribwort, Llantén menor
Mediterranean Heather pamsai 1 1 Mediterranean Heather
Cardoon joanbstanley 1 0 Cardoon
Creosote Bush nickashforth 1 0 Creosote Bush
Mano de Leon AndresDuarte 1 3 Mano de Leon
'Italian Ice' Cherry tomato keithp2012 1 0 'Italian Ice' Cherry tomato
Lucky Clover LarsKorb 2 0 Lucky Clover

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