WildFoodies "Master List" of 240+ "EDIBLE" WILD PLANTS / BUSHES / VINES / TREES 

Never trust what a tour guide tells you! Always look up the information for yourself, which is why we have our
Master List of Plant Profiles with information from some excellent sources, such as www.PFAF.org and EatTheWeeds.com.


PLANTS:
 

American groundnut
American peanut

Amaranth & related:

common

epazote, wormseed

mat

spiny

Lambís quarters

Arrowhead, wapato
- Arrow Arum

Artemesia:

mugwort

ragweed

- sweet Annie

Asparagus

Asters

blue wood aster

Ox-eye daisy

Brookweed

Bunchberry

Carrot/Parsley-like

aniseroot

carrot

eastern waterleaf

goutweed

parsley, cow

- sweet cicely

Carpetweed

Chameleon

Chamomile:

wild chamomile

pineappleweed

Chickweed:

common

fuzzy, mouse-ear

- sticky mouse-ear

Cleaver

Clover:

red

white

- white sweetclover

- yellow sweetclover

Daylily

Dock/Sorrel:

bitter dock

curly yellow dock

patience dock

sheep sorrel

wood sorrel, oxalis

 

 

Duckweed

Evening primrose

Evergreen, low, berries:

- Wintergreen

- Creeping snowberry

- Lingonberry

- Partridgeberry

- American cranberry
- Bog cranberry

Ferns:

- Fiddlehead fern

- Christmas fern

- sweet fern

Ginger

Glasswort

Goldenrod

Grass-like:

- Asiatic dayflower

- bamboo

- cattail

- crabgrass

- grass

- jumpseed

- knotgrass

- knotweed,Japanese

- LadysThumb

- pepper grasss

- reedgrass

- river cane

- spiderwort

- wild rice

Honewort

Hosta

Jewelweed

Kenilworth Ivy

Lettuce-like:

- chicory

- dandelion

- lettuce, wild

- lettuce, prickly

- sow thistle

Mallow/Hibiscus family:

- common

- high

- marshmallow

- Rose of Sharon

- velvet leaf mallow

Mayapple

Meadowsweet

Milkweed, Common

Milkweed, Butterfly

Milkweed, Swamp

 

Mint: groundcover

- ajuga

- ground ivy

- henbit

- purple deadnettle

- self-heal

Mint: upright

- anise hyssop

- bee balm, scarlet

- bee balm, wild

- horsemint

- lemon balm

- mountain mint

- shiso, beafsteak

- spearmint

- watermint

Mullein

Mustard & Cress:

- mustard

- garlic mustard

& cress:

- bittercress

- narrowleaf bittercress

- pennycress

- peppercress

- Sheperdís purse

- watercress 

- wintercress

Nettle:

- clearweed

- stinging

- wood

Nightshade:

- ground cherry

- black nightshade

Onion & Garlic:

- garlic (onion grass)

- onion

- ramps

Parsnip

Pickerelweed

Plantain/Plantago:

- broad leaf

- narrow leaf

Pokeweed

Prickly pear

 

 

Purple loosestrife

Purslane

Salsify

Solomon Seal:

- common

- false

Speedwell

Spring beauty

Strawberry:

- Indian

- wild

Sunflower:

- false sunflower

- sunchoke

- sunflower

Thistle:

- bull

- burdock

- field

- milk

- nodding

Trout Lily

Violet:

- field pansy

- sweet violet

- wild violet

- yellow violet

Water chestnut

Water hyacinth

Water lilies:

- American lotus

- yellow pond lily

Yarrow

Yucca
 

VINES:

ChocolateVine
Grapevine & related:

- grape, riverbank

- porcelainberry

Greenbrier/Smilax

Hardy kiwi

Honeysuckle,Japanese

Hyacinth bean

Kudzu

Mile-a-minute

Passion vine/Maypop

Potato vine
 

 

BUSHES:

Ash, Prickly

Asian Lemon

Autumnberry/olive

Bayberry, northern

Barberry

Beach plum

Beautyberry

Blueberry-like:

- high bush

- low bush

- chokeberry, black

- chokeberry, red

- huckleberry, black

- huckleberry, box

Elderberry

Hydrangea:

- Carolina Allspice

- Wild Hydrangea

Holly:

- inkberry

- winterberry

Mahonia

Raspberry & related:

- blackberry, Allegheny

- blackberry, sawtooth

- dewberry

- purple flowering

- raspberry, black

- raspberry, red

- wineberry

Ribes:

- currant, clove

- gooseberry. prickly

Rose:

- dog rose

- Labrador rose

- multiflora rose

- rose, many species

- RosaRugosa

Rose of Sharon

Spicebush

Sumac:
- Sumac, fragrant

- Sumac, staghorn

- Sumac, winged

Vibernum:

- black haw

- high bush cranberry

- nannyberry

Witch Hazel

 

 

TREES:

Apple & related:

- Callery pear

- crabapple

- hawthorn

- plum

- quince

- rowan

Ash, Prickly

Aspen, American

Beech, American 

Birch, sweet

Black Gum

Cherry & related:

- black cherry

- chokecherry

- pin cherry

Conifers & related:

- fir, balsam

- hemlock

- juniper

- larch

- pine, white

- spruce, Norway

Cottonwood

Devil's walking stick

Dogwood:

- cornelian

- flowering

- kousa

- silky

Elm:

Elm, Chinese

Elm, slippery

Elm, Siberian

Empress 

Ginkgo 

Hackberry

Hazelnut, American

Hickory. shagbark

Holly, American

Juneberry

Linden/basswood

Locust & related:

- black locust

- honey locust

- Kentucky coffee tree

Magnolias

- Sweetbay

Maple family

Mimosa

 

 

Mulberry:

POP

- red

- white

Redbud

Oaks:

- chinquapin

- pin

- red

- white

PaperMulberry

Paw Paw

Persimmon

Sassafras

Sourwood

Sweetgum

Sycamore

Tulip poplar

Willow, black

Walnut & related:
- black
- butternut