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



  LOOK-A-LIKES!

SIMILAR LEAF SHAPES AND THEIR VARIOUS EDGES:


Ground Ivy
toothed edge

 

http://www.missouriplants.com/blueopp/Glechoma_leaf_peg.jpg


Purple Deadnettle
jagged scissor edge

 

File:Hoja SVG (Lamium purpureum).svg


Henbit
jagged scalloped edge

 

http://www.botanickafotogalerie.cz/highslide/images/large/137/Lamium_amplexicaule7.jpg


Speedwell
slanted scalloped edge


 

Veronica persica, I_MWS17995


Common Mallow
wavy scissor edge

 

Malva neglecta leaf


Garlic Mustard
scalloped edge

 

Alliaria petiolata leaf


Wild Violet
slanted scissor edged

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Lesser Celandine
slightly wavy smooth edge

 

File:Ficaria verna sl1.jpg

 



 

 MORE LOOK-A-LIKES!


Dandelion - leaf is smooth, yellow flower

Image result for Taraxacum erythrospermum, LEAF
 


 
Chicory - leaf is rougher, blue flowers on stalk

Cichorium intybus leaves


Carpetweed - smallish plant, summer only

Mollugo verticillata node
 


Cleaver - rampant growth, early spring-late fall


Daylily

Daylily Shoots Are Edible
 


Iris - not edible

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VC0_dp7dXuo/WLNvC8uBtGI/AAAAAAAABGs/vNsCMrq-aWYk5jLzQDO7nKeA7KA32XJ0wCEw/s1600/strong+new+shoots.jpg


      
Mugwort - cut leaf, sage smell

https://blog.etsy.com/en/files/2011/07/mugwort-hand.jpg
 


Epazote - intact leaf, gasoline smell

Chenopodium ambrosioides: Epazote leaf and flowers


Carrot

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Wild_carrot.jpg/800px-Wild_carrot.jpg

 


Poison Hemlock & Water Hemlock

Conium.jpg


Solomonís Seal

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/Polygonatum_falcatum_Mainau_ies.jpg
 


False Solomonís Seal

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b6/Maianthemum_racemosum_4930.JPG/1920px-Maianthemum_racemosum_4930.JPG

 

SPRING BULB CONFUSION


Spring Beauty - edible

Image result for Claytonia virginica, plant
 


Star of Bethlehem - iffy edible
 Image result for star of bethlehem, plant


Snowdrop - nonedible

Galanthus nivalis.jpg


MARSH - leaves hard to distinguish, but each has a very different flower & different preparation.


 
Arrowhead

http://www.nwplants.com/images/perennials/sag_lat_jko_1small.JPG


 
Pickerelweed

File:Pontederia cordata 02 ies.jpg


 
Arrow Arrum  (cook root)

Peltandra virginica
 


Cattail
Ė hotdog on a stick

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5f/Typha_angustifolia1.JPG/800px-Typha_angustifolia1.JPG


Reedgrass/Phragmite

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/Schwielowsee-Schilfrohrguertel-01.jpg/1280px-Schwielowsee-Schilfrohrguertel-01.jpg