Here’s a list of the 20 most common wild edible plants in North America, according to Jeannine Tidwell, from Twin Eagles Wilderness School in Idaho:
20 Wild Edible Plants
Allium bisceptrum (flowering)
Common Milkweed should be cooked before consuming. See how to prepare common milkweed here.
Currants and Gooseberries
Blueberries and Cranberries
Read more about chickweed here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Farmers’ Almanac wants you to take every precaution before eating edible wild plants. Before you eat anything in the wild, it’s wise to get a qualified instructor to show you the plants. Be aware that you may be allergic to a plant that someone else can eat without harm. Be sure that any plants that you gather have not been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides.
Wild Plant Identification Cards!
Wild Cards® are a great tool to use when you are learning the identification, attributes & uses of wild foods. The cards contain the crucial info needed to deal with an unexpected emergency or survival situation in which knowledge of edible wild plants could save your life.