Midwest, edible weeds

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I don't normally post here (yet) but do have a question, and this seems an appropriate place to ask: Does anyone know of an online guide around with good *pictures* of edible "native plants" in the Midwest U.S.?

Thanks in advance,


-- Someone (ChimingIn@twocents.cam), June 05, 2002



-- Someone (ChimingIn@twocents.cam), June 05, 2002.

Hi Frank, please feel free to post, we all learn stuff that way! :)

I can think of an enormous amount of edible native plants!!!! Of course there are some we all know of like morels, wild onions, violets, etc., etc. But so many are much less known. I find out new things every day, but then again, I'm no expert! There are dozens of sites, but what I find best for me is researching some basics, and then asking for feedback. I learn ALOT that way! At the forum Country Style Homesteading (also on Lusenet), we were just talking about using natives for salves and other medicinal purposes.

I'm sure someone will come along with a great site for you! I'll look around also! :)

-- Patty (SycamoreHollow@aol.com), June 05, 2002.

check these



-- Stan (sopal@net-pert.com), June 06, 2002.

Hi, Frank! I just ran a google search on "edible wild plants" and got 7,470 hits!! Amazing! Just on the first page there looked like several sites that have what you are looking for. Happy foraging!

-- Bren (wayoutfarm@skybest.com), June 06, 2002.


I'm really trying to find a classification guide where one could sort by features to find out what things are. Most field guides include things like Lily of the Valley, etc. that I wouldn't want to eat! I'm still hoping to avoid looking through the 7470 sites on Google ;-)


-- Someone (ChimingIn@twocents.cam), June 07, 2002.

Frank, have you tried the Peterson Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants? No Lily of the Valley listed in that one! :o) It's a good book to start with and even gives you ideas on different ways to cook the plants.

-- Bren (wayoutfarm@skybest.com), June 08, 2002.

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