A Glossary of Wild Edibles and Medicinals

Here is an evergrowing collection of posts about wild edibles and medicinals. Click on a photo or text to learn more!

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Acorns

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Beach Plum (Rosa rugosa)

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Blueberry (Highbush)

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Borage (Borago officinalis)

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Calendula

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California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

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Checker Berry / American Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

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Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

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Clover

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Coastal Sage (California Sagebrush)

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Crab Apple (Table apples are Malus domestica, otherwise there are 30-55 other species of Malus)

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Echinacea / Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

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Elderberries (Sambucus cerulea)

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Evening Primrose (Hookers) (Oenothera elata)

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Fir Tips

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Grape Leaves

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Huckleberry

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Lemon Verbena

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Locust Blossoms (Robinia pseudoacacia)

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Manzanita Berries (Arctostaphylos)

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Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)

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Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana)

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Mustard Flower (Brassica)

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Nasturtium

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Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

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Pipsissewa (Chimaphilia umbellata

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Prickly Pear (Opuntia)

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Redbud (Western) (Cercis orbiculata Greene or Cercis occidentalis Torr)

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Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

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Rose hips

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Sea Beans (Salicornia)

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Sea Fig Fruit (Carpobrotus chilensis)

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Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

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Storksbill / Red Stem Fillaree (Erodium cicutarium)

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Three-cornered Leek/ Wild Onion (Allium triquetrum)

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Usnea

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Wild Oats (Avena)

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Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

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Wisteria

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Yellow Dock Seeds (Rumex crispus)

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