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Plant Fact Sheets about Leafy Greens from Food Plants International.



  1. Some 3 billion people in the world live outside the cash economy in the world’s poorest nations. Food security and regular supply are their daily concerns. Chronic malnutrition is a leading cause of death and disease for them. Young children are amongst the most affected. One child every 5-10...
  2. Leafy greens Edible parts - leaves, seeds A tree. It grows to 30 m high. It loses its leaves during the year. The trunk is stout and up to 1 m across. The crown is rounded. The tree is usually divided near the base into large spreading branches. The bark is pale grey and slightly rough. The...
  3. Leafy greens Edible parts - seeds, leaves A tall tree. It grows 40 m tall. The crown is dark green. The bark is thin and grey. The leaves are divided with leaflets along thestalk. There are 1-4 pairs of leaflets. These are 5-10 cm long by 2-4 cm wide and the top ones are the largest. The flowers...
  4. Leafy greens Edible parts -Leaves, Seeds, Vegetable, Flowers, Leaves - tea A herb about 1 m high and spreads 45 cm wide. A small annual leafy green. An upright, much branched annual with a thinmembrane covering the stems. Sometimes the plant lies over. The stems are angular. The plant branches in...
  5. Leafy greens Edible parts -Leaves, Vegetable, Flowers A cabbage plant. The leaves are ruffled or crinkled but some are more smooth than normal kales. The leaf shape and colourvaries considerably. The flowers are yellow or white.
  6. Leafy green Edible parts - Leaves A tree. It grows 18 m high and spreads 4.5 m wide. The trunk can be 1.5 m across. It has large buttresses. It has an opencanopy. The bark is grey or brown and furrowed. The lower limbs curve down. The leaves have leaflets along the stalk. Theleaves are 60 cm...
  7. Leafy greens Edible parts -Leaves, Seeds, Sprouts, Flowers, Vegetable, Tea An annual plant. It grows to 1 m high and spreads to 1 m across. The stem is erect. The stems are succulent and without hairs.They often have soft mealy lumps which can be rubbed off. The leaves are simple, with one at...
  8. Leafy greens Edible parts -Leaves, Flowers, Pods, Seeds, Vegetable, Caution An annual herb. It grows to 0.6-0.9 m. It has a long tap root. It is erect and somewhat hairy. It usually has purple stems. Theleaves occur one after another along the stalk. The leaf stalk is long. There are 5-7 leaflets...
  9. Leafy greens Edible parts -Leaves, Vegetable, Fruit, Roots Kangkong is a creeping sweet potato like plant. It has hollow stems and can float on water. The leaves are green and arenormally not divided like some sweet potato leaves, but the shape and size varies a little between different kinds....
  10. Leafy greens Edible parts -Leaves, Herb, Spice, Vegetable, Seeds - oil A cabbage family herb. It is an annual plant about 60 cm high. It has narrowly lobed leaves. The leaves near the base havelong stalks and the leaves higher on the plant do not have stalks. The flowers are small and white. The...
  11. Leafy greens/vegetable Edible parts -Leaves, Flowers, Fruit, Seeds, Roots, Bark, Pods, Spice, Vegetable A small tree up to 9-12 m high. The trunk is 60 cm across. The wood is soft. It has feather-like divided leaves. The tree losesits leaves during the year. The bark is grey and thick. It is...
  12. Leafy greens Edible parts - Leaves A herb. It grows 0.5-1 m tall. It grows from seed each year. The stems are angular and green. The leaves are deeply lobed.The lobes are along the stalk. They also have coarse, sharp teeth. The flower heads are single. They have long stalks and areyellow. The...
  13. Leafy greens Edible parts - leaves A perennial shrub. It grows to 0.5-1 m tall. Plants are clumpy bushes about 75 cm high and 60 cm wide. The leaves are 2-3 cmlong. They are small, oblong and have teeth around the edge. The flower heads are on the tips of stems. They are in clustersand are white....
  14. 2022-01-01 This book is designed as a simple introduction to the more common leafy greens and vegetablesof Vietnam. It is hoped people will take greater pride and interest in these plants and become confident and informed about how to grow and use them. Many of the local food plants that occur in every...
  15. Edible portion:Fruit, Leaves, Roots, Seeds-oil, Stems, Flowers An erect shrub. Seedling trees develop an exposed tuber. From this 3-5 broad leaflets emerge. Then the plant branches and produces longer leaves with many widely spaced leaflets. These leaves fall. The flowers are pink and occur in...