Edible Plant Species

Symphoricarpos racemosus Michx. Caprifoliaceae. SNOWBERRY.
North America.
The fruit is eaten by the Indians of Oregon and Washington.


Symphytum officinale Linn. Boragineae. BONESET. COMFREY.
Europe and adjoining Asia.
The leaves, when young, form a good green-vegetable and are not infrequently eaten by country people. They are sometimes used to flavor cakes and other culinary preparations. The blanched stalks form an agreeable asparagus.


Symplocos alstonia L'Herit. Styraceae (Symplocaceae).
New Granada.
According to Gardner, the leaves are employed as a tea substitute, and an infusion of one of the species is used likewise in Brazil.