Content tagged with "wild edible"

Bibliography

A listing of additional information sources about wild edibles. More

Black Haw

image of black haw
Viburnum prunifolium
This small understory tree has beautiful fall color: deep lavender or maroon-purple, finally becoming deep rose-red, contrasting with clusters of blue-black berries, borne on red stalks, that happen to be quite tasty. No wonder it has been cultivated as an ornamental since 1727! More

Black Mustard

Photo of black mustard flower cluster
Brassica nigra
Next time you breeze past weedy black mustard on the highway or spot it in a fallow field, think of how important this and other mustards are to the world economy – and to your dinner table. More

Blue-Flowering Edibles, Spiderwort - Chicory

Usage listing for blue-flowering edibles Spiderwort - Chicory. More

Brown- and Red-Flowering Edibles, Maple - Thistle

Usage listing for brown- and red-flowering edibles Maple-Thistle.   More

Brown- and Red-flowering Edibles, Wake Robin - Crab Apples

Usage listing for brown- and red-flowering edibles, Wake Robin - Crab Apples. More

Brown- and Red-Flowering Edibles, Wild Rose - Hollyhock

Usage for brown- and red-flowering edibles Wild Rose - Hollyhock More

Bull Thistle

Photo of a bull thistle flowerhead.
Cirsium vulgare
Bull thistle is a weedy introduction from Europe, found statewide. To tell it from our other thistles, note its stems with spiny-margined wings, and its leaves with the upper surface strongly roughened with stiff, spiny bristles. More

Bull Thistle (Flowerhead)

Photo of a bull thistle flowerhead.
The flowerheads of bull thistle are reddish purple to purple, with a prominent involucre (the flowerhead base, covered by leaflike bracts), which is covered with a fine, cobweb-like silk. Spiny bracts grow right up to the flowerheads. More

Bull Thistle (Stem)

Photo of bull thistle showing stems with spiny wings.
Bull thistle has stems with spiny-margined wings. This trait, combined with the pink flowerheads, is a quick way to identify this common, weedy species. More