america the edible

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sentence starters

Note:These were taken from the trailers and contain no spoilers 

  • “ I want to be a wizard. ”
  • “ Welcome to New York. ”
  • “  I won’t let another one die. “
  • “ Time is running out.”
  • “  I refuse to bow down anymore. “
  • “   I ask all of you, who does this protect? Us or them? “
  • “  We’ve lived in the shadows for too long. “
  • “  We got a plan, right, guys? “
  • “   They need our help. “
  • “  I don’t think I’m dreaming.  “
  • “   I ain’t got the brains to make this up.  “
  • “   Don’t panic. “
  • “  There’s absolutely nothing to worry about. “
  • “   But why would I have to wear something like this?  “
  • “ Contain this, or it’ll mean war. “
  • “ You wiped his memory, right? The No-Maj.”
  • “ No-Maj, the non-wizard! “
  • “  Sorry, we call them muggles. “
  • “  No human can do what this thing is capable of. “
  • “  News travels fast. “
  • “ First trip to America? “
  • “  Anything edible in there?  “
  • “ Must get that fixed. “
  • “  What gave it away? “
  • “  You’re an interesting person. “
  • “ They  lost something, I’m going to help them.

Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta)

The kiwi that many of us associate with New Zealand, Actinidia deliciosa, is one of several kiwi species native to China, Japan, and Siberia.

The hardy kiwi vine, pictured above, yields a much smaller, hairless version of the familiar fruit, while tolerating temperatures of -35˚C.

These vines are normally dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate vines: I’m working with a cultivar called ‘Issai,’ which is self-fertile.

Apparently, the vines smell like catnip, so cats are prone to digging them up and destroying them.

A single vine produces 20-45 kilograms of fruit in a season, growing up to 6 metres in a year. For this reason, they are being investigated as a potential invasive species in parts of North America.

If kept in cultivation, they are a fantastically-productive fruiting vine for Northern gardeners.

Scenario #11
  • You: *gets stranded on an island with a 2P*
  • 2P!America: *starts collecting edible plants and berries because vegan like that* no, I'm not hunting down a pig with you
  • 2P!China: I'll make us a fire only if you promise to cuddle with me at night~
  • 2P!England: *starts panicking* Oh no! What ever shall we do?! Quick, l-let's make an S.O.S. sign in the sand! *close to tears*
  • 2P!France: *goes into shade and waits for help*
  • 2P!Russia: I'll make my fort right here, and you'll make yours over there. *points to other side of the island*
  • 2P!Italy: We should huddle up for warmth, no?
  • 2P!Germany: Let's pretend we're in the movie Castaway!
  • 2P!Japan: It'll take a lot of wisdom and intelligence to remain alive until help comes, we don't want to end up like the boys in Lord of the Flies do we?
  • 2P!Canada: I'll go see if I can hunt down a buffalo. Or a moose, whatever's around
  • 2P!Romano: *faints because wilderness*
  • 2P!Prussia: I... I may not be strong, or brave, or a warrior, but... I'll try my best to protect you...

Beach Plums (Prunus maritima)

Submitted by d-tricky

I’ve been meaning to submit these photos to you for quite a while since a couple of weeks ago there was a lot of plum talk, and I thought you might not have heard of this species before, as I hadn’t until this Summer. This is Prunus maritima, otherwise known as the Beach Plum.

These dense clusters of shrubs were right on the dunes some 300 feet (about 90 meters) away from the Atlantic Ocean [in the United States]. They ripen from August to early September and since I am in the most Southern part of their range they ripen on the earlier side and were quite tasty.

They are tart and sweet and only very slightly bitter comparable to a cranberry (although not nearly as bitter in my personal opinion). I think it all comes down to the individual fruit where some are very sweet with almost no bitter taste, and some are more bitter with a more tart taste.

Either way I was eating them for a week and burying the pits in the dunes.

The most striking thing about these plants though in my opinion is the large spectrum of colors the plums can be, varying from almost a deep purplish pink to purple to every deep shade of indigo and blue that there is.

Also, there was a large female black and yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia) roughly the size of my hand (no exaggerations whatsoever) guarding the plums. I didn’t see any insects any where close to the plums except for a few very small flies that were already consumed in Ms. Spiders web.

These fruits were untouched and perfect. All of the photos were taken on August 10th, except for the photo of the Ocean which was taken the day before. This is about three hours from where I live.

In short, Beach Plums are delicious!

I’ve heard of the species before, but never looked in to it in depth! Thanks so much for submitting. I hope you saved some seeds!

All submitted content is tagged #biodiverseeders, and I always welcome well-written submissions like this.

More on foraging, plums, and Prunus.


Toadstools, mushrooms, Fungi, edible and poisonous; one thousand American Fungi; how to select and cook the edible; how to distinguish and avoid the poisonous, with full botanic descriptions, 

by Charles McIlvaine … and Robert K. Macadam.

Publication info Indianapolis,The Bobbs-Merrill company[c1912]

Contributing Library: University of California Libraries

BioDiv. Library

Jelly Doesn’t Make It Edible

Author: Kennedy

Characters: Fem!Reader and Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, with Thor and Steve Rogers/Captain America

Story: Bucky gets jealous when he sees Thor spending time with reader

Rated PG for a touch of language

“Hey, what’d I miss?” Steve said, pulling up a barstool next to Bucky’s.

Bucky was frowning, deep in thought, while he eyed the two figures across the room; “Just a lot of boring space stuff. Oh, and (Y/N) giggling at sky guy’s lame jokes.”

Steve glanced over at Thor and (Y/N) as they stood gazing up through the glass ceiling at the stars and various celestial bodies Thor was explaining, much to (Y/N)’s amusement.

“You’re not still stuck on that, are you?” Steve chuckled, but stopped when he saw Bucky’s face.

“Look at her,” Bucky gestured to them, “Look at HIM. All six something and blonde. I mean he wears a cape, for godsake! Who wears a cape?”

“You got a problem with blondes?” Steve teased.

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