WILD GREENS CALENDAR for U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region
 

This is a work-in-progress.  Go to www.WildFoodies.org for more information. Send comments & corrections to lynnlandes@earthlink.net.

This calendar gives a generalized harvest calendar; there may be many exceptions to it. Some plants need careful preparation, others can be eaten raw.
 


SPRING –

MARCH / APRIL /  MAY
 


SUMMER –

 JUNE / JULY / AUGUST

 


FALL –

 SEPTEMBER / OCT / NOVEMBER


WINTER –
DECEMBER / JANUARY / FEBRUARY

 

1.       burdock

2.       chickweed, common

3.       chickweed, fuzzy, mouse-eared

4.       cleaver / bedstraw

5.       clover, white and pink

6.       cress, field pennycress

7.       cress, spring, bitter

8.       cress, water

9.       cress, winter, yellow rocket

10.     daylily

11.     dandelion

12.     Devil’s Walking Stick

13.     dock / patience

14.     garlic mustard

15.     goutweed

16.     groundsel

17.     hosta

18.     Japanese knotweed

19.     knotgrass

20.     lesser celandine

21.     mallow, common

22.     mints, deadnettle

23.     mints, henbit

24.     mugwort

25.     onion grass  

26.     plantains, narrow and wide

27.     pokeweed / Inkberry

28.     spring beauty

29.     stinging nettles

30.     thistles, common

31.     violets, wild

 

 

 

1.       amaranth

2.       amaranth / mat

3.       amaranth / spiny

4.       asiatic dayflower

5.       asparagus

6.       bamboo

7.       chameleon

8.       cardoon

9.       carpetweed

10.     carrion / smilax

11.     carrot

12.     chamomile

13.     chamomile / pineapple weed

14.     chicory

15.     clover, red

16.     clover, white

17.     cress, pepper

18.     dandelion

19.     daylily

20.     devil’s walking stick

21.     dock / bitter

22.     dock / curly

23.     dock / yellow

24.     epazote / wormseed

25.     fern, ostrich, fiddleheads

26.     garlic

27.     goldenrods

28.     goutweed

29.     grapevine

30.     grass (filter fiber)

31.     grass, crab

32.     groundnut, american / hopniss

33.     groundsel

34.     hollyhock

35.     hosta

36.     hyacinth bean vine

37.     jerusalem artichoke

38.     knotweed / japaneese

39.     knotgrass

40.     kudzu

41.     lady’s thumb / smartweed

42.     lamb’s quarters

43.     lettuce, prickly

44.     lettuce, bitter

45.     mallow, common

46.     mallow, high

47.     mallow, hollyhock

48.     mallow, marsh

49.     mallow, rose of sharon

50.     mallow, velvet leaf

51.     mints, bee balm

52.     mints, ground ivy / creeping charlie

53.     mints, horsemint

54.     mint, licorice

55.     mints, mountain mint

56.     mints, spearmint

57.     mugwort / sagewort / wormwood

58.     mustard, shepard’s purse, chinese cress

59.     nettles, clearweed

60.     nettles, false

61.     nettles, stinging

62.     nettles, wood

63.     mustard, field

64.     parsnip / wild

65.     parsnip / cow

66.     parsnip / water

67.     plantain, broad leaf

68.     plantain, narrow leaf

69.     poor man's pepper / peppergrass

70.     porcelain berry vine leaf

71.     potato vine, wild, I pomoea

72.     prickly pear, eastern / indian fig

73.     primrose, evening

74.     purslane

75.     quickweed

76.     ramps   

77.     radish

78.     rose of sharon

79.     salsify

80.     sassafras

81.     spicebush

82.     sedum

83.     skunk cabbage – needs more research

84.     smilax / greenbrier

85.     solomon’s seal

86.     sorrel, sheep

87.     sorrel, wood

88.     sow thistle

89.     spiderwort

90.     strawberry, indian

91.     strawberry, wild

92.     strawberry, wild barren

93.     sunflower, wild

94.     thistle, bull

95.     thistle, milk

96.     virginia waterleaf

97.     winter green

98.     woodland lettuce / canada / yellow

99.     yarrow

 

1.       amaranth (fading fast)

2.       asiatic dayflower

3.       burdock

4.       chickweed, common

5.       chickweed, fuzzy, mouse-eared

6.       cleaver / bedstraw

7.       cress, spring, bitter

8.       cress, water

9.       cress, winter, yellow rocket

10.     dandelion

11.     dock / patience

12.     garlic mustard

13.     goutweed

14.     groundsel

15.     quickweed

16.     knotgrass

17.     lamb’s quarters (fading fast)

18.     mallows

19.     mints (ground ivy, deadnettle, henbit)

20.     mugwort

21.     mustards

22.     nettles, stinging

23.     onion grass 

24.     plantains

25.     sorrrels (wood, sheep)

26.     sow thistle 

27.     thistles

28.     strawberry, Indian

29.     violets, wild

 

 

 

1.       chickweed, common

2.       chickweed, fuzzy, mouse-eared

3.       cleaver / bedstraw

4.       clover

5.       cress, winter, yellow rocket

6.       dandelions

7.       dock, patience

8.       knotgrass

9.       garlic mustard

10.     groundsel

11.     mallow, common

12.     onion grass

13.     mallow, common

14.     plantains (narrow leaf)