Dandelion Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
Herbaceous perennial up to one foot in height.
Edible from flower to root.
Contains high amounts of vitamin C.
Used medicinally by humans and as a host plant by bugs.

English Ivy English Ivy
Hedera helix
In most areas an evergreen, flowering vine, up to 60-90' tall.
Used as as an expectorant to treat coughs from colds and bronchitis.
Natural dye for fabric and hair.
Nectar source and host plant for insects.

Self-heal Self-heal
Prunella vulgaris
Herbaceous, flowering perennial, 1' tall, a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae).
Edible fresh or dried, in salads, soups and beverages.
Medicinal benefits abound, internally and externally. Nectar and host plant for insects. (source: Bay Natives)

Yarrow Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Herbaceous, flowering perennial, 1-2' tall x 1-2' wide, colors of the flowers vary
depending on variety and exposure.
Host plant for inssects.
Historically known for its healing properties, today yarrow is valued mainly for its medicinal benefit for colds and influenza, and also for its effect on the circulatory, digestive, excretory, and urinary system.

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