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Wednesday - May 26, 2010

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southeast
Topic: Edible Plants
Title: Is Texas Thistle edible from Austin
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Is Texas Thistle an edible plant?

ANSWER:

See this excerpt from Edible and Useful Plants of Texas by Delena Tull. See Bibliography below. Our answer to this question would have been, "Yes, if you are a bumblebee, turkey or goldfinch." However, according to this book, "thistles provide one of the best salad greens and cooked vegetables in the state." If you're really hungry.

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