Lists of useful plants

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The maguey was cultivated by the Aztecs for its numerous uses including construction, fibre, hedging and production of the sacred drink pulque.[1]

This page contains a list of useful plants, meaning a plant that has been or can be co-opted by humans to fulfill a particular need. Rather than listing all plants on one page, this page instead collects the lists and categories for the different ways in which a plant can be used; some plants may fall into several of the categories or lists below, and some lists overlap (for example, the term "crop" covers both edible and non-edible agricultural products).

Edible plants[edit]

Fruits and vegetables[edit]


Medicine, drugs, psychoactives[edit]

Other economic purposes[edit]


  1. ^ Christopher Cumo, ed. (2013), Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants, ABC-CLIO, p. 5, ISBN 9781598847758 

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