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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Sorry. I'm not into pond scum. Probably good with hot sauce but I'm not touching it. Right in there with sushi, slugs and haggis.
    I agree with you. About the pond scum and haggis. Didn't care for the seasoning in the haggis either time I tried it.
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    See, Tony? See? I'm not the only one! Haggis is yucky. So there!

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    As others have mentioned, the first one is mullein. In the first year it will have basal leaves only (i.e. coming right out of the ground). In its second year it will send up a flower stalk that ranges from 3 feet or so (based on some I've seen in Minnesota) up to 7 or 8 feet (based on some I've seen in Georgia). Besides the medicinal uses others have mentioned, the dry flower stalk is a very good spindle for making a fire with the hand drill method. I've had reasonable luck with a mullein stalk and a juniper (a.k.a. eastern red cedar) fireboard.

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    A. mullein, some parts edible or used as medicine.
    B. garlic mustard. Leaves are edible raw or cooked. Highly invasive weed.
    C. fox tail grass (aka Timothy grass?)
    D. garlic mustard
    E. vinca/periwinkle (there is one other name also)
    F. teasel
    G. algae

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    teasle is the 6th
    mullien is the 1st ..used for sinus ailments

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    Default your pond scum is...

    duck weed..lack of oxygen in the ater can make its take over a pond and kill everything in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearwaterkelli View Post
    teasle is the 6th
    mullien is the 1st ..used for sinus ailments
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    D might be dead nettle (Lamium), which is in the mint family, and this looks definitely like a mint. It looks very much like the stinging nettle but does not sting. If yours doesn't sting, it's not a stinging nettle!
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    A. Is definitely mullein.

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    Leons right about algae, over here there's a rather innocuous looking, but killer blue-green algae. It's killed flocks of sheep that drank from water invaded by this and the water authorities now monitor all reservoirs for any blooms.

    Periwinkle(vinca) has a multitude of medicinal uses, historically used to treat diabetes and aid blood clotting in open wounds. Periwinkle extract has also been used to treat leukaemia and demensia.(had a quick trawl on the web)
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    here is a video about identifying plants.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67eP_eMBKfk
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    here is another video by ramond mears called wild food...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeQA89OyNuM
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    A: Mullein
    B: Garlic mustard (invasive)
    C: foxtail grass
    D: garlic mustard
    E: periwinkle aka myrtle
    F: teasle
    G: algae

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    Personally I think you can learn alot reading, then using pics as identifiers go into the bush, forest, or wherever and get some hands on trainging. Nothing beats hands on in my opinion.
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    good point Beowolf65.i use petersons field guides. accurate, concise,with use and prepairation information.
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