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angel sewell
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Today, while helping my husband on a job, I saw a plant that looked like it was edible. Because it was a foreclosed home and I might not be able to go back, I pulled up the whole plant. 10-15 of them. After some research I think it is wide leaf plantain. Are there any poisonous look a likes? I bet there has been good discussions on here about them but search wasn't much help. I am VERY new to foraging. I don't want to kill me. Help appreciated.
 
Saybian Morgan
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There are no poisonous look alikes, if you slowly break the stem of the plantain leaf and pull apart slowly, you will notice the veins remain attached. This is a simple test to verify you have the correct plant.

http://livingafield.com/Plants_Plantago.htm
 
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Thank you. I cann't believe how good the seed part of this plant is!
 
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