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Your first 8 edible wild plants

With so plant species it can be difficult to know where to start. Do you have to learn to identify all of these before you can go foraging for edible plants? The simple answer is no - of course not.

The approach we'd suggest is to concentrate on just a few of the more common and most easily identified species first. Treat everything else as suspicious for now. Once you'd had a bit of experience collecting these and you're confident in their identification then start to expand the list of what you're searching for.

Here are our suggestions for a list plants for which those new to mushroom forging should hunt. These are all good edible plants that are common in most areas and not easy to confuse with anything poisonous.

  1. Ramsons / Wild Garlic
  2. Stinging Nettle
  3. Garlic Mustard
  4. Common Sorrel
  5. Chickweed
  6. Wood Sorrel
  7. Alexanders
  8. Winter Cress