Caper (seeds)

caper bush

Caper seeds

The buds and fruits of the caper are generally pickled and then used as a condiment, seasoning, or garnish in many dishes. The young shoots from this plant can be picked and cooked as a vegetable similar to asparagus. This is a larval host plant for the Giant White, Great Southern White, Checkered White, and Cabbage White butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11. [AFFILIATE ADVERTISEMENT]

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Eryngium planum | Sea Holly (seeds)

eryngium - sea holly plant

Eryngium planum | Sea Holly (seeds)

Eryngium planum, also known as Sea Holly, likes to live in full sun where it will blossom from the middle of the Summer until early Fall. These colorful flowers and leaves are great as dry or cut flowers. If you have an ugly sun baked area in your yard that you would like to improve the looks of, this would be a great plant. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8. [AFFILIATE ADVERTISEMENT]

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Berberis wilsonii (seeds)

Berberis wilsonii (seeds)

The little yellow flowers of Berberis wilsonii are very pretty, and are followed by dark blue edible fruit that is kind of lemony tasting, which makes it a great lemon juice substitute. Barberryaid, I guess I would call it. Growing up to 6 feet high at most, this shrub flowers in the Summer and likes to live in full sun. The leaves begin as a deep red and then slowly change into a lighter red, then pink, then finally to green. This produces mature leaves that are green with red tips. The birds like to eat the seeds on this plant and the deer do not like it. This is a great source of nectar and pollen for both honeybees and bumblebees. USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 9 [AFFILIATE ADVERTISEMENT]

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White Japanese rose (seeds)

White Japanese rose (seeds)

Rosa rugosa Alba is also known as Japanese rose, and White Rose. Considered an edible ornamental this shrub is used as a windbreak or hedge, and it also provides edible fruit, seeds, and flowers. This fragrant flower likes to live in full sun to partial shade. This shrub can grow to about 6 feet tall and blooms repeatedly from late Spring until early Fall. This is a larval host plant for the Columbia silkmoth. USDA Hardiness Zones 2 to 9. [AFFILIATE ADVERTISEMENT]

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Banana passionfruit (seeds)

Banana passionfruit (seeds)

These seeds are from Passiflora tarminiana, also known as banana passionfruit. The edible fruit from this plant is dark yellow or orange and is sought after for juices and sauces, or just slices and served with ice cream. This is a host plant for the Zebra Long Wing, Zebra Heliconian, Julia Heliconian, Isabellas Heliconian, Banded Orange Heliconian, Mexican Fritillary, Scarce Bamboo Page, Erato Heliconian, Variegated Fritillary, and Gulf Fritillary butterflies. It is also a larval host plant for the Plebeian Sphinx moth. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11. [AFFILIATE ADVERTISEMENT]

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Portugese Hardy Dutchmans Pipe (seeds)

Portugese Hardy Dutchmans Pipe (seeds)

Aristolochia baetica is also known as Portuguese Hardy Dutchmans Pipe, and Birthwort. This plant likes to live in sun to partial shade where it normally blooms from late Spring until the middle of the Summer. All Aristolochia species, except for the Aristolochia gigantea, are larval host plants for the Pipevine Swallowtail, Polydamas Swallowtail, and Mylotes Cattleheart butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9. [AFFILIATE ADVERTISEMENT]

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