Project Description

EDIBLE WILD WEEDS

Weeds grown in the fields are particularly rich in Vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, Ω3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acid, all of which contribute significantly to the body’s antioxidant capacity. They also contain large amounts of fiber that contribute to digestion and normal bowel function, contain no fats and have low calories. Iron, calcium, minerals and many other valuable substances are found in hundreds of species of edible flora.

SONCHUS OLERACEUS Flowered

Anthiscus Cerefolium

Anthiscus Cerefolium

Sonchus oleraceus

Sonchus oleraceus

Silybum Marianum

Silybum Marianum

Sonchus Olearaceus

Alevraki

 Allium Ursinum

Raphanus raphanistrum

Raphanus raphanistrum

DAUCUS CAROTA

Urtica Dioica

Urtica Dioica

Cichorium intybus

 Terevinthos

ERUCA VASICARIA

Sisymbrium officinale

Sisymbrium officinale

Brassica nigra

Brassica nigra

Sanguisorba Minor

Erodium cicutarium

Lactuca serriola

Lactuca serriola

Eruca Vesicaria

Eruca Vesicaria

Erodium cicutarium

Tordylium apulum

Euphorbia Peplus

Malva Sylvestris

Malva Sylvestris

Oxalis-Corniculata

Bermuda buttercup

Taraxacum Officinalis

Capsella Bursa-Pastoris

BEES & USEFUL INSECTS FEEDING SOURCE

Weeds,plants, herbs,trees & wild flowers enhance floral diversity in olive growing landscapes providing food for insects in exchange for pollination which is essential for the ecosystem balance.The stability of mutualistic interactions in pollination networks depends on conservation of insect pollinator and flora communities.Olive farms flora provides food in the form of nectar, pollen, seeds, fruits and foliage. Common knapweed, oxeye daisy and lady’s bedstraw are all rich sources of nectar for pollinating insects.Olive Groves flora also provide nesting sites, larval food, forage and shelter.

Anthyllis-hermanniane

Vicia

Tilia-tomentosa

Paliurus

Cercis siliquastrum

Muscari Commutatum

Hyacintus Orientalis

Genista Linifolia

Cnicus Benetictus

More Edible Weeds & Bee Feeding Plants Coming Soon