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Backyard Bounty: 8 Useful Weeds

Are weeds our friend or our foe? Discover a world of uses for eight of our favorites and decide for yourself.



Dandelion greens are easy to find in summer.
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Chickweed flowers can be enjoyed raw in salads.
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Sheep sorrel adds a lemony flavor to dishes.
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Plantain is excellent for minor wounds and stings.
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Chicory's roots can be brewed into a coffee-like beverage.
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Burdock is commonly used to cleanse the liver.
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Studies show pretty red clover can help relieve menopause symptoms.
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