By Ray Gano
2. They like shade
3. Deer don’t like to eat them
4. The most important thing, most city folk don’t even know that they are edible.
B. grandis var evansiana (sparingly due to its medical uses),
B. plebeja (stems peeled, sap is used to make a drink),
B. rex and B. roxburghii (cooked),
B. fimbristipula is used to make a tea. (1)