Purple loosestrife pops up in Conception Bay South, Japanese knotweed surrounds downtown St. John’s and stinging nettles march into meadows and barrens.

Invasive alien plants are everywhere. You’ll find them in fields, forests, and in your backyard. The good news? We can eat some of them, and it’s a practice many horticulturists encourage.

Mad, bad and dangerous to know: Cooking with the invasive plants in your backyard

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