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



  
WILD EDIBLE "ROOTS"

Comment: generally harvest roots in late fall and early spring
More in PFAF’s Alternative Root Crops: https://pfaf.org/user/cmspage.aspx?pageid=36

* Tree roots are also edible: sassafras, birch, sweet & yellow larchpine, poplar, cottonwood, & tulip poplar

 


DANDELION

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Gew%C3%B6hnlicher_L%C3%B6wenzahn_Taraxacum_officinale_agg._big.jpg
 


 
CHICORY
 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/CichoriumIntybus-plant-kl.jpg


WILD ONION

 

https://ag.purdue.edu/btny/ppdl/Pages/images/WO2.jpg 

https://pfaf.org/Admin/PlantImages/AlliumCanadense.jpg

 


WILD GARLIC

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/Allium_vineale1.jpg/800px-Allium_vineale1.jpg

 

 

WATER CRESS



 

 

 

PEPPERCRESS
 


WINTER CRESS
 


 


BITTER CRESS
 


PENNYCRESS


 


More PENNYCRESS

 


MUSTARD
 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Arya-_field_mustard-graha_nuansa-2019-4.jpg 

 


GARLIC MUSTARD
 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Allaria_petiolata(01).jpg/800px-Allaria_petiolata(01).jpg


FIELD THISTLE

 


MILK THISTLE

 

BULL THISTLE
 

 

BURDOCK – thistle family

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ca/ArctiumLappa1.jpg/800px-ArctiumLappa1.jpg

 


SALSIFY

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Tragopogon_porrifolius_flower.jpg

 

 

AMARANTH


  Redroot pigweed root

 

SPRING BEAUTY
 

Image result for Claytonia virginica, plant

 

 

STAR OF BETHLEHEM

(iffy edible)
 

Image result for star of bethlehem, plant
 

 

WILD CARROT
 

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

 

 

ANISE ROOT
 

Osmorhiza longistylis.jpg

 

WILD GINGER
 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Asarum_canadense_03.jpg/1920px-Asarum_canadense_03.jpg

 

CHAMELEON
 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Houttuynia_cordata_2.JPG/800px-Houttuynia_cordata_2.JPG

 


COMMON MALLOW


 

https://extension.umass.edu/landscape/sites/landscape/files/weeds/leaves/malne3321w.jpg
 


MARSH MALLOW

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Althaea_officinalis_001.JPG/1280px-Althaea_officinalis_001.JPG

 


SOLOMON’S SEAL

 

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

 

 
FALSE SOLOMON’S SEAL

 

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

  

 

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Sunroot_top.jpg/800px-Sunroot_top.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Sunroot_flowers.jpg/1280px-Sunroot_flowers.jpg

 

 

WOODLAND SUNFLOWER

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/Helianthus_strumosus.jpg


WHITE WATER LILLY


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Water_lilly_flower.jpg


 


YELLOW WATER LILLY


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/Yellow_Lily_in_Pond_3264px.jpg/1920px-Yellow_Lily_in_Pond_3264px.jpg

 


ARROWHEAD 

 

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


 


 
ARROW ARUM  
(cook root!)
 

Peltandra virginica

 


CATTAIL
 

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


REEDGRASS

 

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

 


FIDDLEHEAD FERN


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/Matteuccia_struthiopteris_(4).JPG/1280px-Matteuccia_struthiopteris_(4).JPG

Root-of-Fiddlehead-fern

 


EVENING PRIMROSE


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8e/Oenothera_%C3%97_fallax_001.jpg/800px-Oenothera_%C3%97_fallax_001.jpg

 


GREENBRIER / SMILAX
 

Smilax rotundifolia 8.JPG
 

 

POTATO VINE
 

 


AMERICAN GROUNDNUT

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/45/Wp5074_apios_americana.jpg/1280px-Wp5074_apios_americana.jpg     https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/46/Apios_americana_-_American_groundnut_(Indian_potato)_tuber.jpg/1280px-Apios_americana_-_American_groundnut_(Indian_potato)_tuber.jpg

 

 

 


AMERICAN HOG PEANUT

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Amphicarpaea_bracteata,_2015-08-25,_Bird_Park,_01.jpg/1280px-Amphicarpaea_bracteata,_2015-08-25,_Bird_Park,_01.jpg

 

DAYLILY
 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/33/Hemerocallis001.jpg/800px-Hemerocallis001.jpg
 

 


LESSER CELINDINE (iffy edible)