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Posted by carol23 z7NC (My Page) on
Thu, May 15, 14 at 16:36

Neighbor gave me this for ID. Leaves are hairy.
She wants to know if it's edible.


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RE: large leaf

Paulownia tomentosa....Empress tree, Princess tree, royal paulownia, etc.


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I should have asked to see the plant. Thanks for setting me straight on this. She said all the leaves were growing low to the ground so I had no clue it was a tree. Maybe they mowed over it.


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I think it's a young Burdock leaf.


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Yeah, looks like burdock, Arctium sp., to me. Young stems are edible but you have to peel them and cook them, a lot of work.


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Burdock, definitely. Not what I'd call "edible" but supposedly has medicinal uses.

Here is a link that might be useful: Burdock


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