Content tagged with "wild edible"

Eat Your Weedies

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Maple Seeds
Wild edibles and the legacy of Frances Mathews. More

Edible Mushrooms

After you've learned to identify wild mushrooms, you're ready to start sampling some of the best eating Missouri's woods has to offer. More

Florida Lettuce (Woodland Lettuce)

Photo of Florida lettuce flower closeup with syrphid fly
A true lettuce that can be eaten as a cooked or salad green, Florida lettuce has lavender to purplish blue flowers and grows statewide. Here, a syrphid fly (a bee mimic) seeks nectar or pollen from its flowers. More

Florida Lettuce (Woodland Lettuce)

Photo of Florida lettuce flower closeup with syrphid fly
Lactuca floridana
A true lettuce that can be eaten as a cooked or salad green, Florida lettuce has lavender to purplish blue flowers and grows statewide. More

Garlic Mustard

Photo of garlic mustard plant with flowers
Alliaria petiolata
Because each plant disperses a large number of seeds, garlic mustard can outcompete native vegetation for light, moisture, nutrients, soil, and space as it quickly colonizes an area. More

Garlic Mustard

Photo of garlic mustard plant with flowers
Because each plant disperses a large number of seeds, garlic mustard can out compete native vegetation for light, moisture, nutrients, soil, and space as it quickly colonizes an area. More

Garlic Mustard (Flowers)

Photo of garlic mustard plant showing flowers
Garlic mustard, an invasive plant, blooms May through June. The flowers are numerous, small, white, 1/4 inch across, and are borne in a terminal raceme at the apex of the stem and also at some leaf axils. Each flower has 4 white petals that narrow abruptly at the base. More

Ground Plum (Milk Vetch; Buffalo Pea)

Astragalus crassicarpus (formerly A. mexicanus)
Ground plum is a legume that bears plumlike, edible fruits. Its short, spikelike clusters of pea flowers can be white, cream, yellow, pink, or violet. More