Common Wild Edibles

Here’s some common wild edibles found in the UK and many other places in the world. Click on each image to learn how to identify.

Blackberries
Clover
Crab Apple
Crab Apple
Daisies
Daisies
Dandelion
Dandelion
Elderberry
Elderberries / Elderflowers
Goose Grass
Goosegrass / Cleavers
Hazelnuts
Hedge Garlic / Jack-by-the-Hedge
Stinging Nettles
Nettles
Rosehips
Rosehips
Sloes
Sloes
Sweet Chestnuts
Wild Garlic / Ramsons
Wild Strawberries

Always forage responsibly. It is illegal to uproot wild plants without the landowner’s permission, but you do have a right to gather leaves, fruit and stems from plants on public rights of way.

Always ask the owner’s permission to forage on private land. If you want to eat wild foods, then it is important that you know exactly what you are picking. Leaves, roots and berries of some plants are poisonous, so treat foraging with caution unless you are sure what you have is safe to eat.

Remember! It is important to test out your tolerance slowly to plants you have never eaten before.

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