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Edible Gymnosperms

Edible Gymnosperms

A gymnosperm, (Greek gymnospermos, =”naked seed”), is a seed that does not have an enclosur

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The six most common types of edible mushrooms

The six most common types of edible mushrooms

A mushroom (or toadstool) is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.

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Edible Fiddlehead fern

Edible Fiddlehead fern

Young fiddlehead ferns are a delicious and nutritious edible delicacy and available in the spring.

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Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.)

Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.)

Maidenhair fern requires high humidity, no heat, no drafts, and bright light.

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Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Boston ferns remove more formaldehyde than any other plant. They are also highly efficient at removing other indoor air pollutants, such as benzene and xylene.

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Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema Crispum 'Deborah')

Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema Crispum ‘Deborah’)

This easy-to-care-for plant can help filter out a variety of air pollutants and begins to remove more toxins as time and exposure continues.

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Asparagus species

Asparagus species

The asparagus fern plant (Asparagus aethiopicus syn. Asparagus densiflorus) is normally found in a hanging basket, decorating the deck or patio in summer and helping to clean indoor air in winter.

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English ivy (Hedera helix)

English ivy (Hedera helix)

A study found that this plant reduces airborne fecal-matter particles.

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