Wild Foodies of Philly: Master List of Plants, Vines, Bushes, and Trees   (under construction)
(CAUTION: Do not eat any wild edibles before researching to see if they need special preparation, cooking, etc.)


PLANTS:

arrowhead, wapato

American groundnut

American hog peanut

Asiatic tearthumb

asparagus

brookweed

bunchberry

carpetweed

cleaver

chameleon

daylily

duckweed

evening primrose

fiddlehead fern

ginger

goldenrod

hosta

mayapple

milkweed

pokeweed

spring beauty

water chestnut

water hyacinth

wild violet

wintergreen

yarrow

yucca

 

Plant Families:

 

Amaranth & related

common

mat

spiny

lambís quarters
 

Artemesia:

epazote, wormseed

mugwort,wormwood

 

Carrot, Celery,Parsley

carrot

goutweed

eastern waterleaf

sweet cicely

anise root
 

Chamomile:

wild

pineappleweed
 

Chickweed:

common

fuzzy, mouse-eared
 

Clover:

red

white
 

Dock/Sorrel:

bitter dock

curly dock

patience dock

sheep sorrel

wood sorrel, oxalis

 
Grass:

Asiatic dayflower

bamboo

cattail

grass

crabgrass

knotgrass

knotweed,Japaneese

reedgrass

pickerelweed

LadysThumb

pepper smartweed

spiderwort

wild rice

 

Greenbrier Family

 

Lettuce-Like:

chicory

dandelion

lettuce

sow thistle

 

Mallow/Hibiscus family:

common

high

marshmallow

Rose of Sharon

velvet leaf mallow
 

Mint & related:

anise hyssop

bee balm, scarlet

bee balm, wild

deadnettle

ground ivy

horsemint

purple giant hyssop

henbit

lemon balm

mountain mint

spearmint

watermint

Mint-related:

purple loosestrife

speedwell

    

Mustard & Cresses:

mustard

garlic mustard

& Cress:

field pennycress

bitter

peppercress

shepardís purse

watercress 

wintercress

 

 

Nettle:

stinging

wood
 

Nightshade:

ground cherry

black nightshade
 

Onion & Garlic:

garlic

onion 

ramps  

 

Plantain/Plantago:

broad leaf

narrow leaf
 

Solomon Seal:

common

false
 

Strawberry:

Indian

wild
 

Succulent & Cactus

prickly pear

purslane

 

Sunflower:

Jerusalem Artichoke

sunflower, woodland
 

Thistle:

bull

burdock

common

milk

salsify

 

Water lilies:

American lotus

yellow pond lily

 

VINES:

creeping snowberry

hardy kiwi

Japanese honeysuckle

hyacinth bean

mile-a-minute

passion vine

wild potato vine

wisteria
 

Grapevine & related:

grape, riverbank

porcelainberry

 

BUSHES:

autumnberry

barberry

beach plum

beautyberry

devil's walking stick

elderberry

hazelnut

lemon, wild Asian

mahonia

Northern bayberry

partridgeberry

spicebush

yew (extreme caution)

 

Blueberry:

high bush

low bush

chokeberries,

aronia (red, black)

huckleberry, black

huckleberry, bog

 

Raspberry&related:

red raspberry

black raspberry

blackberry

dewberry

wineberry

 

Ribes:

currants

gooseberry
 

Rose:

rose, wild

Rosa Ragusa
 

Vibernum:

black haw

cranberry, high bush

nannyberry

 

TREES:

Aspen,trembling

Balsams Fir & Poplar

beech 

birch

elms

empress 

ginkgo

hawthorn

hickories

holly, American

juneberry

kousa

linden, basswood

maples

mimosa

redbud

pawpaw

persimmon

poplar

sassafras 

sweetgum

willow 

 

 

Apple & related:

crab apple

hackberry

hawthorns

pear, Callery

plum

quince

rowan
 

Cherry & related:

pin

black, wild

choke

cornelian dogwood

 

Mulberry & related:

black

paper (related)

red

white

 

Locust & related:

Kentucky coffee

locust, black

locust, honey

 

Oaks

white

red

chinquapin

 

Pine:

white

Cedars

Douglas Fir

Larches (deciduous)

Ponderosa

Spruces


Walnut & related: butternut