I was walking around my lawn with Bob yesterday and found that I have alfalfa growing in my lawn(rental house, and no nothing is sprayed on the lawn).
Does anyone know of a good source for finding what plants are edible in the lawn? I look at MK's links and such but can't id most of what I have with out pics of it.
One of the big questions I have right now is on a clover like plant. Same shape leaf as true clover, dark green with a light green / white arch thru it, and it puts off a white spherical flower. I have read in one source that it is mildly toxic but that book also had a lot of other bad info for igs.
I again answered my own question. Yes the book was wrong again.
Among the sites I read it has been called an exhalent source of protein and said to have a sweet taste, all parts are edible.
---- This is from the USDA
WHITE CLOVER Trifolium repens L. plant symbol = TRRE3
Contributed by: USDA NRCS Plant Materials Program
Uses Forage: White clover is the most important pasture legume. It is highly palatable, nutritious forage for all classes of livestock. White clover is commonly planted with orchardgrass, ryegrass, or tall fescue. ‘Ladino’ planted with orchardgrass produces the premier forage combination for intensive grazing systems in the Northeast. ‘Ladino’ grows tall enough to be harvested for hay, silage, and green chop. Common white clover seldom grows tall enough to be harvested for hay or silage.
Beautification: White clover is seeded at 2 pounds per acre with grass for stabilization on moist soils. On dry sites it usually establishes only on wet or moist areas.
Wildlife: White clover is a choice food for deer and elk.
the link above may help you in your search. in past conversations with friends, i believe clover (tho i'm not certain which type) can be edible for iguanas. i wish i could remember exactly what it was tho.