Content tagged with "wild edible"

Hackberry

Image of a hackberry leaf
Celtis occidentalis
Although it's named for its sweet, purple (edible) fruits, most people learn to identify hackberry because of its interesting bark, which develops numerous corky, wartlike projections that sometimes join to form ridges. More

Hawthorns

Photo of hawthorn trees blooming on lawn of Missouri state capitol
Our state flower, the hawthorn, is solidly represented in Missouri. There are about 100 different kinds of hawthorns that occupy almost every kind of soil in every part of the state. Member of the rose family, hawthorns are closely related to apples. More

Hawthorns

Photo of hawthorn trees blooming on lawn of Missouri state capitol
Various species in the genus Crataegus
Our state flower, the hawthorn, is solidly represented in Missouri. There are about 100 different kinds of hawthorns that occupy almost every kind of soil in every part of the state. Member of the rose family, hawthorns are closely related to apples. More

Henbit

Photo of henbit plants with flowers
Lamium amplexicaule
Henbit always draws attention in early spring when it blasts entire fields with the pinkish-purple of its flowers. A non-native weed that spreads abundantly, it causes few problems because it has shallow roots and fades before crops begin to grow. More

Henbit

Photo of henbit plants with flowers
Henbit always draws attention in early spring when it blasts entire fields with the pinkish-purple of its flowers. A non-native weed that spreads abundantly, it causes few problems because it has shallow roots and fades before crops begin to grow. More

In Search of Wild Raspberries

Last weekend was the perfect time to stroll along the edge of the woods for two reasons. More

Index to Edible Uses

Edible use index. More

Index to Plants

Plant index. More

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Photo of Jack-in-the-pulpit plant showing foliage and flowering structure
Preacher Jack in his “pulpit” is sheltered by the canopylike spathe, which is green with white and brown lengthwise markings. An unforgettable spring wildflower, Jack-in-the-pulpit is common throughout the state. More

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Photo of Jack-in-the-pulpit plant showing foliage and flowering structure
Arisaema triphyllum
Preacher Jack in his “pulpit” is sheltered by the canopylike spathe, which is green with white and brown lengthwise markings. An unforgettable spring wildflower, Jack-in-the-pulpit is common throughout the state. More