The Wild Foodies of Philly
   In search of the food beneath our feet!
 



LOOK-A-LIKES! (under construction)

SIMILAR LEAF SHAPES AND THEIR VARIOUS EDGES:

Ground Ivy
toothed edge
 

 

Purple Deadnettle
jagged scissor edge
 

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Henbit
jagged scalloped edge
 

  

Speedwell - not edible
slanted scalloped edge
 

Veronica persica, I_MWS17995

Common Mallow
wavy scissor edge
 

Malva neglecta leaf

Garlic Mustard
scalloped edge
 

Alliaria petiolata leaf

Wild Violet
slanted scissor edged

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Lesser Celandine-iffy edible
slightly wavy smooth edge
 

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SPRING BULB CONFUSION
 

Star of Bethlehem - iffy edible

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Snowdrop - nonedible

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Spring Beauty - edible!

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MARSH MESS - leaves hard to distinguish, but each has a very different flower & different preparation requirements

Arrowhead

Pickerelweed

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Arrow Arrum (cook root)

Peltandra virginica

 

MORE LOOK-A-LIKES

Dandelion
leaf is smooth, yellow flower

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Chicory
leaf is rougher, blue flowers on stalk

Cichorium intybus leaves

Carpetweed
smallish plant, summer only

Mollugo verticillata node

 

Cleaver
rampant spreader,
early spring-late fall

Mugwort
cut leaf, sage smell
 
Mugwort leaves

Epazote
intact leaf, gasoline smell

Chenopodium ambrosioides: Epazote leaf and flowers