16 common edible weeds growing near you!


“A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Want to discover 16 virtuous EDIBLE weeds common in landscapes?

1. Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)

The leaves, flowers, and seeds of bittercress are all edible.

2. Chickweed  (Stellaria media)

The leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds of chickweed are all edible.

3. Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale &  Taraxacum erythrospermum)

The leaves, flowers, and roots of dandelion are all edible.

4. Dead-nettle  (Lamium purpureum)

The leaves, stems, and flowers of purple dead-nettle plants are edible.

5. Dock  (Rumex crispus  and R. obtusifolius)

The leaves of dock plants are edible.

6. Henbit  (Lamium amplexicaule)

Henbit leaves, stems, and flowers are edible.

7. Japanese honeysuckle  (Lonicera japonica)

The flowers are the only edible part of Japanese honeysuckle plants.

8.Lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album & Chenopodium berlandieri)

All parts of the lamb’s quarter are edible: leaves, seeds, and flower shoots.

9.Pigweed Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.)

All parts of pigweed amaranth are edible: leaves, flower shoots, and seeds.

10. Plantain  (Plantago spp.)

Plantain produces edible leaves & flower/seed heads.

11. Purslane  (Portulaca oleracea)

The leaves, flowers, and seeds of purslane are edible.

12. Sheep sorrel  (Rumex acetosella)

Sheep sorrel leaves, stems, and flower shoots are edible.

13. Stinging nettle  (Urtica dioica)

The young leaves and growth shoots of stinging nettle are edible.

14. Thistle (Cirsium horridulum and others)

The roots, leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds of most thistle species are edible.

15. Wild garlic  (Allium vineale)

The bulbs, leaves, bulbils, and flowers of wild garlic are edible.

16. Wood sorrel  (Oxalis spp.)

The leaves and flowers of wood sorrel are edible.

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Interested in learning more about each plant and how to use it?