Parietaria officinalis, called pellitory-of-the-wall, upright pellitory and lichwort, is a plant of the nettle family. It is easily recognized by the leaves covered by tiny curved hairs, so that they adhere easily to your clothes (it is not the only
Galinsoga quadriradiata (= G. ciliata) is an annual weed which is known by several common names, including shaggy soldier, Peruvian daisy, hairy galinsoga. Galinsoga parviflora, also known as the gallant soldier, is very similar but has no hair. They are
Stinging nettle it’s the queen of all the wild edibles: easy to find in great quantites, easy to pick, impossible to be mistaken with poisonous species and very easy to preserve in winter. The plant has a long history of
After the post about wild edble flowers, we will see now some edible flowers from our garden. I will list them by colour. WHITE YELLOW AND ORANGE PINK AND VIOLET Besides the ones I listed, there are many others. I
Even if springtime is a little bit late, it’s time to get ready for edible flowers time. Some of them are really delicious, some only nice to use as a decoration for your plate. But all of them can give
The salad burnet is one of the many underrated wild edibles. Called also small burnet, it has a fresh and surprising taste, similar to cucumber.
Whatever you call it, Lamb’s Quarters, Goosefoot, Pigweed or Fat-hen, is a common annual weed traditionally used for cooking in many countries. It’s easy to recognize and it has a delicate flavor. Cooked like spinach goes well with any dish.
Bladder campion is one of the most appreciated and widely used wild edible in Italy and in the Mediterranean region. It’s easy to identify and the young shoots have a delicate flavour that pairs well with almost every other ingredient.
Hop or hops is a perennial climbing vine native to the Northern Hemisphere. It’s one of the most delicious spring shoot for the passionate foragers. Female “flowers” (Cones) are used in beer making. Hops are dioecious (male and female plants).
Heracleum shondylium is a perennial herbaceous plant, very common, known as hogweed, common hogweed or cow parsnip. Hogweed is probably one of these plants you don’t think of as being edible. I stepped into it only last year and since
Taraxacum officinale is a perennial herbaceous plant, known by the common names Dandelion, Blowball, Lion’s-tooth, Cankerwort. Dandelions are pesky weeds for gardeners, and a joy for children. It is also one of the most appreciated wild edible plants. Each one
Plantago lanceolata is a rosette-forming perennial herb, known by the common names English plantain, narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn, and lamb’s tongue. It is a common weed of cultivated land. Where you can find it? Distribution: Originally
Good King Henry is in the same family as spinach, and its leaves are used in much the same way; however, its shoots are eaten like asparagus and the seeds are an edible grain. Where you can find it? Distribution: