Wild Food Foraging: How to Identify Four Common Edible Plants
Learn how to identify, harvest and use four common edible wild plants: chickweed, ground elder, meadowsweet and perennial stinging nettle.
Chickweed has abundant soft, bright green oval leaves.
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Wild food foraging is becoming more popular as people become increasingly interested in eating local fresh food. Divided into wild plants, herbs, fruits, nuts, mushrooms, seaweeds and shellfish, "Foraging: Self-Sufficiency" has all the information you need as well as clear instructions to help you identify a wholesome and natural food source—all without spending a dime!
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Ground elder has long, medium to dark green leaves with fine-toothed edges.
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Meadowsweet has aromatic, dark green leaves with greyish-white undersides.
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Perennial stinging nettles have upright stems and are covered with stinging hairs and somewhat heart-shaped, tooth-edged leaves.