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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.

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 sourceā€”all without spending a dime!
Photo Courtesy Skyhorse Publishing
Chickweed has abundant soft, bright green oval leaves.
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Ground elder has long, medium to dark green leaves with fine-toothed edges.
Photo By Dave/Flickr
Perennial stinging nettles have upright stems and are covered with stinging hairs and somewhat heart-shaped, tooth-edged leaves.
Photo By Brewbooks/Flickr
Meadowsweet has aromatic, dark green leaves with greyish-white undersides.
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