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10 remarkably useful plants you can find in the wild

July 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
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Photo: Tea made from yarrow is a remedy for many ailments. (Dan Zen/Flickr)

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Nature for your every need

Mother Nature offers a bounty of helpful and healing plant life, and the leaves, flowers, bark and berries of plants have been used for centuries to cure everything from hunger to headaches. The next time you're in the great outdoors and find yourself in need of anything from aspirin to toilet paper, take a look around and help yourself to some of the Earth's most useful wild plants. (Text: Laura Moss)