An explanation about these mysterious "Unknown parts"
The initial dataset for Practical Plants was imported from the Plants for a Future (PFAF) database, which is missing some data which Practical Plants stores. The edible, material and medicinal uses in the PFAF database are stored only to the plant, not to the specific part of the plant, so we could only import that Plant X can be used for Tea, Dye and Sap. As we want to link plant uses to specific parts of a plant, we had to attribute the use to Unknown part.
As the data and articles on Practical Plants improve you should see this less and less until, hopefully, one day all these mysterious unknown parts will just be leaves, rhizomes, stems and fruits (etc). If you want to help out and make edible, material and medicinal uses a little less mysterious, take a look at the lists of plants with "Unknown parts" below, and help us fill in the blanks!
For more information, see the help page on Transitioning PFAF
Unknown part with edible uses
Unknown part with material uses
- Cytisus scoparius (Essential)
- Cytisus scoparius (Fibre)
- Cytisus scoparius (Paper)
- Cytisus scoparius (Basketry)
- Nepeta cataria (Essential)
- Senecio jacobaea (Dye)
Unknown part with medicinal uses
- Cytisus scoparius (Emetic)
- Cytisus scoparius (Vasoconstrictor)
- Cytisus scoparius (Cardiotonic)
- Cytisus scoparius (Cathartic)
- Cytisus scoparius (Diuretic)
- Lycium fremontii (Cancer)