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Edible Plant Species

Xanthium strumarium Linn. Compositae. BUR WEED.
In China, the leaves and shoots are eaten as a vegetable.

Xanthoceras sorbifolia Bunge. Sapindaceae.
The flowers, leaves and fruit are used for food.

Xanthorrhoea arborea R. Br. Juncaceae (Xanthorroeaceae). GRASS GUM TREE.
An Australian tree.
The tender, white center of the leaves is used as a vegetable.

X. hastilis R. Br. GRASS TREE.
Southern Australia.
The tender, inner leaves are esculent and far from disagreeable, having a milky taste with a slight, balsamic flavor.

Xanthosoma sagittifolium Schott. Araceae.
Tropical America.
This plant is generally planted in Jamaica for the use of the table. Lunan says, in wholesomeness and delicacy, it is superior to spinach and vies with any European vegetable whatever. The roots are said to be edible. Starch is obtained from the rootstocks.

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