Edible Wild Plants of the Yard

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !
 
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale
Plantain Plantago major
Narrow leaf plantain Plantago lanceolata
Clover Trifolium, Medicago species
Grass
Wild oats Avena fatua
Foxtail barley Setaria SPP
Curly dock Rumex crispus
Sour dock Rumex 
Dock Rumex
Sheep sorrel Rumex acetosella
Lady's thumb Polygonum SPP 
Lambsquarters Chenopodium album
Strawberry blite Chenopodium capitatum
Orach Atriplex patula
Amaranth Amaranthus
Domestic Amaranth Amaranthus 
Wild lettuce Lactuca tatarica
Prickly wild lettuce Lactuca serriola
Sow thistle Sonchus asper
Chickweed Stellaria media
Mustard Brassica rapa
Winter cress Barbarea
Wild radish Raphanus sativus
Shepherd's purse Capsella bursa-pastoris
Peppergrass Lepidium virginicum
Mallow Malva neglecta
Purslane Portulaca oleracea
Filaree Erodium cicutarium
Russian thistle Salsola iberica, Kali tenuifolia

Remember, YOU are a caretaker of these plants.

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Herbs

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !
 
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Chamomile Matricaria chamomilla
Purple cone Agustifolia purpurea
Gill over the ground . Glecoma hederacea
Mullein Verbascum thapsus
Yerba santa Eriodictyon califoricum
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus SPP
Horsetail Equisetum SPP
Oregon grape Mahonia (Berberis)
Yerba Buena Satureja douglasii
Bearberry Arctostaphylos uva-ursi,rubra,alpin
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo biloba
Mugwort Artemisia
Mountain misery Chamaebatia foliolosa

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Edible Wild Plants of the Roadside and Meadows

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !
 
Cleavers Galium aparine
Stinging nettle Urtica dioica
Watercress Nasturtium officinale
Brooklime Veronica americana SPP
Monkey flower Mimulus guttatus
Chicory Cichorium intybus
Salsify Tragopogon SPP
Queen Anne's lace Daucus carota
Fireweed Eqilobium angustifolium, latifolium
Evening primrose Primula SPP
Thistle Cirsium SPP (31)
Milk thistle Silbum marianum
Wild onions Allium
Burdock Arctium minus, lappa
Milkweed Asclepias
Jerusalem artichoke Helianthus tuberosus
Day lily Hemerocallis aurantiaca
Vetch Vicia SPP
Chia Salvia columbariae
California Bay Umbellularia californica
Sage (black/blue) Salvia mellifera
Horehound Marrubium vulgare
Hottentot Fig Mesembryanthemum edule
Ice plant Capobrotus edule
Tarweed Madia glomerata, sativa
Sunflower Helianthus annuus
Wild aster/Oxeye daisy Aster ledophyllus
Goldenrod Solidago missouriensis
Pineappleweed Matricaria matricarioides
Chamomile Anthemis SPP
Mullein Verbascum thapsus
Asparagus Sagittaria SPP, Aspargus officinalis

Remember, YOU are a caretaker of these plants.

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Edible Wild Plants of the Northwest

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !
 
Avalanche lily  Erythronium grandiflorum ssp. 
Yellow bells  Fritillaria pubica
Bear grass Xerphyllum tenax
Strawberry blite . . . . . . .  Chenopodium capitatum
Skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanum
Devil's club Echinopanax horridum or(Oploanax h)
Clitonia Clintonia borealis
Twist stalk Streptopus SPP
Buffaloberry Shepherdia SPP
Bunch berry Cornus canadensis
Mountain ash Sorbus SPP (Pyrus)
Salal Gaultheria shallon
Bearberry Arctostaphylos uva-ursi,rubra,alpin 
Licorice Glycyrrhia lepidota

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Edible Wild Plants of the Woodlands

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !
 
Violet Viola purpurea, pedunculata SPP
woodsorrel Oxalis SPP
Bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum
Wild ginger Asarum SPP
Miner's lettuce Claytonia perfoliata (Montia)
Lomatium Lomatium SPP
Brodiaea Brodiaea pulchella
Mariposa lily/fairy lantern/star tulip Calochortus nuttallii,gunnisonii
Lily Lilium Pardalinum
Solomon's seal Polygonatum SPP
False Solomon's seal Smilacina SPP
Trillium Trillium ovatum SPP (4)
Shooting stars Dodecatheon hendersonii
Alum root Heuchera SPP (28)
Waterleaf Hydrophyllum occidentale
Indian paintbrush Castilleja
Horsetail Equisetum SPP
Spearmint Mentha spicata
Peppermint Mentha piperita
Pennyroyal Hedeoma pulegioides
Coyote mint Monardella villosa 
Henbit Lamium amplexicaule
Field mint Mentha
Rose Rosa californica, arkansana
Redbud Cercis occidentalis
Sumac Rhus hirta, typhina,glabra,copallina
Squawbush  Rhus trilobata
Lemonade berry Rhus integrifolia
Sugarbush Rhus ovata
Manzanita Arctostaphylos
Wild strawberry Fragaria virginiana
Raspberry Rubus Leucodermis
Thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus
Blackberry Rubus
Blueberry Vaccinium occidentale
Serviceberry Amelanchier SPP (24)
Toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia
Currant Ribes SPP
Gooseberry Ribes roezlii, velutinum
Mulberry Morus SPP
Western snowberry. Symphoricarpos occidentalis SPP The eastern species causes vomiting (Symphoricarpos albus) 
Barberry Crataegus berberifolia
Oregon Grape Mahonia (Berberis)
Grape Vitis californica, SPP
Elderberry Sambucus melanocarpa, mexicana
Hawthorne Crataegus SPP
Hackberry Celtis douglasii, pallida
Pin Cherry Prunus pensylvanica
Sour Cherry Prunus cerasus 
Holly leaf Cherry Prunus ilicifolia
Chokecherry Prunus virginiana
Indian plum Oemleria cerasiformis 
Cascara/coffeeberry Rhamnus californics, purshiana
Deer bush  Ceanothus
Aspen Populus SPP
Willow Salix SPP
Maple Acer SPP
Butternut Juglans cinerea
Hazel nut Corylus cornuta, americana
Chinquapin Castanopsis chrysophylla,sempervire
Chrysolepis sempervirens
Digger pine Pinus sabiniana
Sugar pine Pinus lambertiana
Pinyon pine Pinus monophylla,quadrifolia,edulis
White oak Quercus alba
Black oak Quercus kelloggii
Live oak Quercus chrysolepis

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Edible Wild Plants of the Desert

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !
 
Prickly pear Opuntia SPP
Cholla Opuntia SPP
Barrel cactus Ferocactus acanthodes, Echinocactus
Organ pipe/ apple/ saguaro cactus Lemaireocerus thurberi(organ)/Cereus giganteus (Sagaro)
Ocotillo Fouquieria splendens
Joshua tree Yucca brevifolia
Yucca; Yucca SPP
Nolina Nolina bigelovii, microcarpa
Agave Agave SPP (10)
Juniper Juniperus SPP
Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis
Desert willow Chilopsis linearis
Palo verde Cercidium floridum
Honey mesquite Prosopis glandulosa
Screwbean mesquite Prosopis pubescens
Ironwood Olneya tesota
Catclaw/Acacia Acacia SPP
Desert apricot Prunus fremontii
Fan palm Washingtonia filifera
Date palm Phoenix SPP
Ephedra Ephedra SPP
Cresote bush Larrea divaricata
Bladder pod Isomeris ardorea
Chuparosa Beloperone californica
Apricot Mallow Sphaeralcea ambigua 
Wild parsley
Tansy mustard Descurainia pinnata
Tumbling mustard Thelypodiopsis SPP
Prince's plume Stanleya elata, pinnata
Desert candle Caulanthus crassicaulis
Black sage Salvia mellifera
White sage Salvia apiana
Blue sage Salvia
Desert lavender Hyptis emoryi
Indian paintbrush Castilleja
Pincushion Coryphanta vivipara
Blazing star Liatris punctata
Desert lily Hesperocallis undulata 
Coyote gourd Cucumrbita foetidissima
Desert sunflower
Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum
Desert trumpet Eriogonum inflatum
Wild rhubarb Rumex hymenosepalus

Remember, YOU are a caretaker of these plants.

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Edible Wild Plants of the Mountains

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !
 
Camas Camassia quamash, scilloides
Marsh marigold Caltha SPP (20)
Green gentian Frasera speciosa
Yampah Perideridia gairdneri
Bistort Ramalina bistorta
Solomon's seal Polygonatum SPP
False Solomon's Seal Smilacina SPP
Bitterroot Lewisia redvivia
Balsam root Balsamorhiza
Fritillary Fritillaria SPP (19)
Sierra primrose Oenothera SPP 
Snowplant Sarcodes sanguinea
Orchids Habenaria SPP
Broomrape Boschniaka SPP, Orobanche SPP
Cow parsnip Heracleum lanatum, maximum
Angelica Angelica SPP
Sweet cicely Osmorhiza SPP
Honeysuckle Lonicera SPP
Sierra gooseberry Ribes roezlii, velutinum
Dudleya or live forever . .  Dudleya saxosa
Soap plant Chlorogalum SPP

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Edible Wild Plants of the Sea Coast

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !
 
Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus
Candy flower Montia sibirica
Monkey flower Mimulus guttatus
Sea rocket Cakile maritima, edentula
Toothwort Dentaria SPP (4)
Rock cress Arabidopsis Heynh 
New Zealand spinach Tetragonia tetagonioides
Red maids Calandrinia ciliata
Glasswort Salicornia subterminalis
Arrow grass Triglochin SPP
Saltbush Atriplex SPP
Sea blite Suaeda californica
Ice plant Gasoul Crystallinum(Mesembryanthemu
Coltsfoot Petasites SPP
Pennywort
Redwood sorrel Rumex
Pitcher sage Salvia azurea 
Wild celery Angelica lucida 
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Wild rye Elymus tritcoides
Madrone Arbtusus menziesii, arizonica
Kelp Alaria SPP
Sea lettuce Ulva lactuca

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Edible Wild Plants of Wet Places

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !
 
Water lily Brasenia schreberi
Fragrant lily
Yellow Pond lily Nuphar lutea 
Reed grass Phragmites communis
Phragmites Phragmites SPP
Bamboo Arundinaria SPP
Bamboo shoot Arundinaria SPP
Sedge Carex (2000)
Nutgrass Cyperus esculentus, rotundus
Bur reed Sparganium simplex
Bulrush Scirpus SPP
Calamus Acorus calamus
Arrowhead Sagitarria latifolia
Indian rhubarb Peltiphyllum peltatum
Cattail Typha latifolia, angustifolia

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Poisonous Plants

Oleander Nerium oleander
Jimson weed Datura SPP
California poppy Eschscholizia SPP
Castorbean Ricinus communis
Poison hemlock Conium maculatum
Water hemlock Cicuta maculata
Iris Iris SPP
Nightshade Solanum nigrum SPP
Wild tobacco Nicotiana SPP
Lupine Lupinus SPP
Sweet pea Lathyrus odoratus 
Scotch broom Cytisus scoparius
Lantana Lantana camara
Dogbane Apocynum SPP
Death camas Zigadenus venenosus
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
False hellebore Veratrum 
Baneberry Actaea rubra, pachypoda 
Bleeding heart Dicentra spectabilis
Steer's head Dicentra uniflora, pauciflora 
Larkspur Delphinium SPP
Monk's hood Aconitum SPP
Buckeye Aesculus californica
Morning glory Ipomoea/ Convolvulus SPP
Crowfoot Ranunculus SPP
English ivy Hedera helix
Mistletoe Phoradendron SPP
Poison oak  Rhus SPP

Remember, YOU are a caretaker of these plants.
Even though these are poisonous they have their place.
(Deer eat poison oak/ivy.)

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Edible Wild Plants of the Eastern and Central North America

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !
 
Pennsylvania and winter cresses Barbarea
Pokeweed Phytolacca americana
Spiderwort Tradescantia pinetorum,occidentalis
Jewelweed Impaties SPP
Wild garlic/onion/leek Allium
Water hyacinth Eichhornia cassipes
Pickerelweed Pontedria cordata
Saw palmetto Serenoa repens
Cutleaf toothwort Dentaria lacineata SPP
Indian cucumber Medeola virginiana
Spring beauty Claytonia SPP (20)
Dogtooth violet/trout lily Erythronium americanum
Hog peanut Amphicarpaea bracteata
Groundnut Apios americana
Rue anemome Anemonella thalictroides
Wild potato Ipomoea pandurata
Jack in the pulpit Arisaema atrorubens
Greenbriar/Carrion flower Smilax SPP
Sassafras Sassafras albidum
Wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens
Reindeer moss/rock tripe Cladonia SPP Umbilicaria SPP
Maple Acer SPP
Black walnut Juglans nigra
Blueberries/huckleberries Vaccinium occidentale
Dewberries Rubus SPP
Viburnam Viburnam SPP
Partridgeberry Mitchella repens
Ground cherry Physalis SPP
May apple Podophyllum peltatum
Persimmon Diospros virginiana
Pawpaw Asimina triloba
Passion fruit Passiflora incarnata

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Edible Wild Mushrooms

In Poisonous Plants of California the statement is made that "Of all poisonous plants in California, toxic mushrooms cause the most serious illnesses and nearly all the fatalities to humans. Those who gather and eat mushrooms should use every precaution to ensure that their mushrooms are correctly identified and known to be edible."

There is no simple test for recognizing toxic mushrooms. Do not listen to old wives tales such as whether a piece of silver turns black when cooked with cooked with a mushroom. Examine very carefully and when in doubt don't. There is an old folk saying that goes like this: "There are old mushroom hunters, and there are bold mushroom hunters--but there are no old, bold mushroom hunters.

WARNING: A plant on the list just means that it is discussed on the video. This does not mean that it is edible. Some plants in an edible list are toxic until prepared correctly or have toxic parts. KNOW before you eat !



 
deadly amanita  Amanita SPP
death angel Amanita phalloides
Puffball Lyoperdonn pyriforme
Giant puffball Mycenastrium corium
Morel Morchella SPP
Half morel Morchella semilibera
Inky cap Coprinus atramentarius
King boletus Boletus edulis
Oyster Pleurotus ostreatus
Sulphur Laetiporus sulphureus

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