Edible Plant Species

Jacquinia caracasena H. B. & K. Myrsineae (Theophrastaceae).
Venezuela.
The berry is edible. The seeds are imbedded in a sweet, fleshy pulp, according to Don.


Jasminum paniculatum Roxb. Oleaceae. JASMINE.
China.
This is the sieu-hing-hwa of China. The flowers are used for scenting tea.


J. sambac Ait. ARABIAN JASMINE.
Tropical Asia; called mo-le-hwa in China.
The flowers are used for scenting tea.


Jatropha urens Linn. Euphorbiaceae. SPURGE NETTLE. TREADSOFTLY.
Southern United States.
This plant is called by the negroes tread-softly on account of its stinging hairs. The tuberous roots are said to be eatable like those of the cassava.