Stinging nettle Urtica dioica young leaves are edible raw, though they will sting in the mouth for a short time. young shoots and young plants are edible when steamed/cooked. roots are edible when cooked. roots are best when collected in spring/autumn. grows in moist soil and disturbed areas in plains, foothills, and montane regions. warning: wear gloves when collecting to avoid stings.
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Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum) leaves are edible raw. green seed pods are edible raw. seeds are edible and can be used as a pepper-like seasoning. grows on roadsides and disturbed areas.
Wild Edibles Foraging for Nettle Leaf Learn how to forage for wild edibles, starting with the versatile nettle leaf, perfect for food and medicine and being prepared.