The Wild Foodies of Philly
   In search of the food beneath our feet!
 

 



"IFFY" WILD EDIBLES - POISONOUS PARTS

Most foraging websites say not eat any part of the plants below, or don't mention these plants at all. However, a few websites, such as PFAF.org, say these plants have edible parts. So, there is controversy. That is why we need to keep an open mind and look for more research on them. Always read the cautions regarding eating new plants - the parts you can eat, and other parts you can't - some parts can be eaten raw, others must be cooked, etc. Also, always go slow with new foods. Anyone can be allergic to almost any plant. Lastly, check out the Universal Edibility Test --


LESSER CELINDINE

  


STAR OF BETHLEHEM

Image result for star of bethlehem, plant
 
 


GROUNDSEL

 

SKUNK CABBAGE


 

 

 

ARROW ARUM

Peltandra virginica
 
 

YEW

 


WISTERIA
– most parts toxic, seeds can be fatal, flowers are edible

 

http://www.eattheweeds.com/wisteria-criteria-2/

Wiseria’s multiple personality continues with edibility. The blossoms of the plant are edible raw or cooked. The rest of the plant is toxic per se. In fact, as little as two raw seeds can kill a child. That is not uncommon for a member of the pea family which ranges from edible to toxic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisteria_frutescens

 https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Wisteria+frutescens