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This is a discussion on Seed Source for Medicinal Plants within the First Aid and Medical Preparedness forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by JustAnotherNut About the only weeds I bother with trying to eradicate are wild blackberry briars, morning glory vines, the neighbors English ivy ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAnotherNut View Post
    About the only weeds I bother with trying to eradicate are wild blackberry briars, morning glory vines, the neighbors English ivy and dock. I don't care if any of those have any medicinal or nutritional properties, I don't want them here on my property because they are all so invasive and it's a constant battle every year.
    The Himalayan blackberries and the English ivy are on Washington's invasive weeds list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulag1955 View Post
    The Himalayan blackberries and the English ivy are on Washington's invasive weeds list.
    yep and on my sh*t list too, right along with morning glory and dock

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAnotherNut View Post
    yep and on my sh*t list too, right along with morning glory and dock
    The morning glory is the worst. I read that the seeds remain viable for up to 20 years and the roots can break through hard pan. Any little piece of root left in the ground can grow another plant.
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    Y'all need some Kudzu up in the Pacific North West!
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    We have Crown Vetch here in NE. Is that good for anything ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulag1955 View Post
    Any little piece of root left in the ground can grow another plant.
    I think that holds true for the others as well, or has in my experience. The dock has a tap root that goes straight down and may or may not have branches off from the main and all of it has to be dug out or it comes back. I throw it all away in the garbage or burn it....and they all keep coming back.

    As for the morning glory, the roots are easy enough to pull as the runners are usually close to the surface. I do like morning glory and love the flowers, especially some of the colored varieties......just not in my yard!!


    Now if I had some acreage, I'd let them all go to do their own thing...….except the dock. That stuff is ugly and I see no purpose in it. I just did a search and surprisingly it does have some good properties and is edible with lots of vitamins and minerals......but I still don't want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Y'all need some Kudzu up in the Pacific North West!
    Thanks, but no......we have enough trouble of our own. Looking that one up, shows it is native to the Asias and brought here for soil erosion and was used for Chinese medicinal purposes...….to prevent intoxication, reduce muscle pain and treat measles.

    https://www.drugs.com/npp/kudzu.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demitri.14 View Post
    We have Crown Vetch here in NE. Is that good for anything ?
    Crown vetch, like common vetch is a legume. Though crown vetch has been used for soil erosion, and is an invasive species. IF it's anything like the common, as kids we used to pick off the flower pieces and suck out the honey nectar and with that may be a bee friendly vine plant. AND can be used to rehab or improve soil. Deer like to eat it. Maybe even cows, but is reported to pose a threat to horses. IDK.

    https://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2255

    If you don't want it, you can either pull the plants or mow them frequently. As for a medicinal, it has been used as a diuretic and cardio-tonic.

    https://www.botanical-online.com/en/...nilla-toxicity

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAnotherNut View Post
    As for the morning glory, the roots are easy enough to pull as the runners are usually close to the surface. I do like morning glory and love the flowers, especially some of the colored varieties......just not in my yard!!
    Ah, now the colored ones aren't the same as the white ones. The other name for the white ones is bindweed, and those are the ones I was talking about. They're the devil.
    Last edited by paulag1955; 02-16-2020 at 11:39 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Y'all need some Kudzu up in the Pacific North West!
    No, thanks! We have Himalayan blackberries and the thorns on those are wicked. Some of them can go right through leather work gloves.
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