Garden with these native plants for food and medicine, to provide for both humans and wildlife. Edibility, medicinal uses, and wildlife value are summarized for each plant. These herbs have a rich Native American ethnobotany, and as native plants, they support native wildlife. Some are favorites of foragers and other are favorites of herbalists. Great for a permaculture garden!
Wild Iris (Iris shrevei): Wild Iris is excellent for naturalizing in moist soils along pond edges, streambanks and any damp or wet soil. Iris shrevei will grow in water up to a foot deep. Individual plants spread to form attractive clumps, which can be divided in fall or early spring. Also known as: Southern Blueflag Iris, Shreve's Iris, Iris virginica var. shrevei