Eat the invasive species! But don't pick them unless you know they have not been sprayed with pesticides. A companion to our article on common edible weeds in the Nov/Dec 2016 issue of "The American Gardener" magazine ahsgardening.org/gardening-resources/gardening-publications/the-american-gardener/november-december-2016-issue
Lamb's Quarter/Goosefoot/ Pigweed - Very nutritious wild edible. Who knew, this stuff grows all over the garden and I've been yanking it up and throwing it away. Leave some for the rabbits and have some for dinner :)
Did you know that you can eat kudzu? I grew up in Florida, where it was common to see groves of trees and even utility poles and barns covered with kudzu, the "vine that ate the South." What few people know is that the plant is edible, and delicious.
wood sorrel is a common Edible weed! Soothing to stomach, aid in digestion, sour like lemons some say. Throw in salads, soups, garnishes. But be mindful of if the area has been recently sprayed with weed killer.
You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods.