I'll only be impressed if......

frontiersmanMay 17, 2005

...I'll only be impressed if anyone can give me 30 COMMON wild edibles within the woods or the field in southern Ohio. (I've been working on this for about a year now!)

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lycopus(z5 NY)

The criteria is narrow but you can try cross-referencing these

Wild leek
Sweet cicily
Great Angelica (Don't confuse with water hemlock!)
Cattail
Marsh Marigold - requires special preparation
Spring Beauty
American Filbert
Canadian Hornwort (Wild Chervil)
Wild Strawberry
Jerusalem Artichoke
Mentha arvensis (Wild mint)
American Plum
Silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
Gooseberries (Many species)
Black Raspberry, Blackberry
Elderberry
Wild Coffee (Horse Gentian)
Stinging Nettle (Must be cooked!)
Blueberries (High and lowbush)
River Grape
Wintergreen
Sweetfern
Spring Cress (Cardamine bulbosa)
Toothwort (Dentaria laciniata)
Spikenard (Aralia racemosa)
Groundcherry (Physalis spp.)
Wild Ginger
Carrion Flower (Smilax herbacea)
American Beech
Sweetfern

    Bookmark   May 17, 2005 at 7:39PM
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kevin_5(z5)

Persimmon there?
PawPaw
Viburnum prunifolium
Viburnum trilobum
Viburnum lentago
Garlic mustard
Hickory
Black Walnut

    Bookmark   May 17, 2005 at 10:32PM
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Trilliophile

Morels
Deer
Rabbits
Squirrel
Beetles
Ants
Honey
Voles
Wild Turkey
Coyote
and all the plants listed above

    Bookmark   May 18, 2005 at 8:31AM
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anitamo(5)

After reading this, I am glad I live in the 21st century and have a grocery store nearby. LOL. I have so much respect for our ancestors.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2005 at 10:36AM
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