Wild Native Edible Florida Plants & Weeds
This board has information on foraging for wild, native plants and weeds that can be found in Florida and the South. These can also be planted and cultivated in the garden or yard for presumably easy care food plants - why fight nature when we can work with it?
Handy Plant: Making Yucca Soap
Handy Plant: Making Yucca Soap
Foraging for Ginkgo Nuts - Real Food - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Foraging for Ginkgo Nuts
Elderberry Foraging, Identification & Uses - Montana Homesteader
Very good article about surviving in the wilderness...what not to do...what happened to McCandless and how you can avoid repeating his mistakes. (foraging, wilderness survival) Also see the book: Into the Wild Christoph Alexand, Books, Articl, Mostread Blog, Book Thing, Blog Post, Into The Wild, Christoph Mccandless, Chris Mccandless
Why Chris McCandless of Into the Wild died: eating a plant identified as harmless in foraging guides!
How Chris McCandless Died - The New Yorker
Roselle a.k.a Cranberry Hibiscus, a great Florida edible. It makes for a beautiful ornamental, and a yummy green!
Roselle | Crispy Farms
Redroot Pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) - this looks like what I have in my Central Florida yard - edible.
Lambsquarters, pigweed, goosefoot: METHOD OF PREPARATION: Young leaves raw, older leaves sweated or boiled, seeds after soaking overnight and rinsed well to remove saponins on surface. Chenopodium is a nitrogen holding plant and high in oxalic acid. Best avoided by those with kidney stones, gout or related issues. Seed is 49% carbohydrate, 16% protein, and 5.88% ash. Water the seeds are soaked in can be used as soap. - via Green Deane on Eat The Weeds Edibl Plant, Wild Plant, Weed, Garden
Lambsquarters, pigweed, goosefoot: METHOD OF PREPARATION: Young leaves raw, older leaves sweated or boiled, seeds after soaking overnight and rinsed well to remove saponins on surface. Chenopodium is a nitrogen holding plant and high in oxalic acid. Best avoided by those with kidney stones, gout or related issues. Seed is 49% carbohydrate, 16% protein, and 5.88% ash. Water the seeds are soaked in can be used as soap. - via Green Deane on Eat The Weeds
Pigweed Potpourri | Eat The Weeds and other things, too
Florida Cranberry - Florida Survival Gardening: Survival Plant Profile
Nutgrass (Cyperus rotundus) Purple nut sedge, found in Florida and other hot, dry places.
Cyperus rotundus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Purple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus) "The plant is a good source of carbohydrates and has many useful medicinal and aromatic qualities... They suggest that the plant's [tuber's] ability to inhibit Streptococcus mutans, a bacterium which contributes to tooth decay, may have contributed to the unexpectedly low level of cavaties found in the agricultural population."
Viburnum lantana, berries edible, branches used for arrow shafts -- see Eat the Weeds: www.eattheweeds.c...
How to Become an Intermediate Forager in 30 Seconds : ) so cool!!!! You can take a pic of the plant, and google image search can help you find out what it is and if you can eat it!
Horseweed flowers - Young leaves are edible. The leaves are best dried and stored for later use to help flavour meals (flavour is similar to tarragon). The young seedlings are also edible. Native people once pulverized the young tops and leaves and ate them raw (similar to using an onion). The leaves are a good source of calcium and potassium and well as protein.
Horseweed: Pictures, Flowers, Leaves and Identification
The Rural Economist: Wild Edibles #3 Dove's Foot Geranium aka Dovesfoot Cranesbill. IF this is an accurate identification of the plant in the photo, I have it in my Florida yard. But other sites show a different-looking plant: www.paghat.com/...
The Rural Economist: Wild Edibles #3 Dove's Foot Geranium
3 things about sowing nasturtium seeds. Every part of this plant is edible, leaves, stems, flowers.
3 Things About Sowing Nasturtium Seeds : My Skinny Garden
Nasturtiums -- Edible Landscaping with Charlie Nardozzi :: National Gardening Association
How to Eat Maple Seeds: If you have a maple tree, you probably get an overflow of their seeds once a year. The good news is, these are edible. When cooked, they taste like a cross between peas and hominy. They can also be eaten raw or dried and thrown in a salad. Follow these steps for the best flavor. Foods, Buckets, Seasons, Foraging For Food, Roasts, Food Sourc, Eat Mapl, Mapl Seed, Foraged Food
Hankshaw says: Maple seeds are a neglected food source. In the Spring you can harvest buckets of them. 1) Hull the pea-like seeds. 2) Boil in water, draining and reboiling until the tannins are removed (the bitter taste) 3) season to taste. Or dry in the sun or roast in the oven. They can be ground into a usable flour.
Image:Maple seed study 3503.jpg - wikiHow
Benefits of St. John’s Wort - Natural Health - MOTHER EARTH NEWS (anti-anxiety, and wound healing)