Weeds or medicinal herbs?
Uhm, excuse me, that herb, wild medicinal, valuable botanical plant being crowded by my paltry vegetable or flower?
Palindrome and I were discussing the weed stinging nettle and she had plenty at a home she lived in previously but none here. To many of us, probably most of us, it is a weed and got its' name for a reason. Many are allergic to the tiny hairs on the leaves and stem, resulting in a rash.
Why would I buy seeds of a weed? Because I am not confident of my ability to positively identify them. Just like wild mushroom, I want to KNOW the plant I am going to ingest or rub on my body is the one I intended and not something that could poison me. (Even those can be helpful, but only with knowledge)
I've got some on our property, along with many others of which I am NOT aware, which have medicinal properties that helped our predecessors for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Lisa Bedner is one of those knowledgeable persons I've known for over twenty years because of her involvement with an organic certification program in Tennessee before it was absorbed by the FDA. http://www.pipsissherbs.biz/About_Lisa.html
Want to know more about stinging nettle? You could try Lisa but even though she is a registered nurse some may not accept her knowledge so how about Penn State? http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=107&pid=33&gid=000275
I've been trying to get rid of this 'sticky" weed that grows close to the ground, so long that it could be though of as a vine (but isn't) Some call it cleavers, catchweed, sticky willy, etc. Oops, it has redeeming aspects. https://altnature.com/gallery/cleavers.htm If that picture does not define it for you, trying googling cleavers images.
So the point is, we have so much around us that could be our medicine chest and those of us (ME) call them weeds.