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The Herbaceous Forest Layer

The herbaceous layer in a food forest is made up of plants, predominantly perennials but also sometimes annuals and biennial plants that have no persistent woody stems above the ground. Within the herbaceous layer, you can find a range of perennial vegetables and herbs, as well as plants that perform specific functions within the ecosystem, such as nitrogen fixation, dynamic accumulation, wildlife attraction, and more.