Edible Weeds
(Research appropriate preparations before consumption)




Discussed in class:

Green Purslane
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(Portulaca oleracea)
  • Leaves, stems and seeds are edible
  • Contains high amount of omega-3


Henbit
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(Lamium amplexicaule)
  • Young leaves can be eaten


Dandelion
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(Taraxacum officinale)
  • From the root to the flower, the entire plant can be eaten

Wild Onion
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(Allium mutabile)
  • Bulb, leaves and flowers are edible

Wild Garlic
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(Allium ursinum)
  • Bulb, leaves and flowers can be eaten

Chickweed
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(Stellaria media)
  • Young Leaves and seed are edible

Red Clover
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(Trifolium pratense)
  • Leaves, roots, flowers, seed pods and young flowering heads can be eaten
  • Consumed in excess can cause bloating

Other well-know:

Lesser Burdock
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(Arctium minus)
  • Leaves, stem and root are all edible
  • Biennial

Lambsquarters
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(Chenopodium album)
  • Leaves, young stems and seeds can be eaten
  • Annual

Violet
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(Viola acuminata)
  • The young leaves and flower buds are edible
  • Perennial

Plantain
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(Plantago spp.)
  • Leaves and seeds can be eaten
  • Older leaves should be tenderized
  • Perennial

Prostate Pigweed
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(Amaranthus albus)
  • Seed, leaves and young plant can be consumed
  • Annual


Photo sources:
http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/genusindex.htm
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/239533/
http://www.freewebs.com/berrystar/herbs.htm


Sources:
http://dsc.discovery.com/adventure/guide-to-common-edible-wild-plants.html
http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/common-names/