Content tagged with "wild edible"

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
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

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 (Fruits)

Photo of Jack-in-the-pulpit ripe red fruit cluster
Jack-in-the-pulpit fruits are clustered berries that turn from shiny green to brilliant scarlet. The foliage usually has withered away by the time the fruits ripen, and without leaves, they are indistinguishable from those of the closely related green dragon. More