We have some of those along sand dunes on Lake Michigan, always wanted to identify them. I know that some species are poisonous I thought. That movie that was based on a true story- into the wilderness were a guy died eating wild peas as survival food.
jack goldsmith wrote:do you guys know the use of wild sweet peas also know as Lathyrus latifolius
Rebecca Norman wrote:Here's one of our bulk collections. Lepidium latifolium in late April to early May here is abundant in certain spots, including, conveniently, a spot our bus passes on the way to town, so we just jump out for 15 minutes a few times in that season and collect enough for several meals for a hundred people. No thorns either, just easy to collect. I posted the instructions here.
Richard Huffmon wrote:]
The only staple I forage is dandelion. I am unable to find anyone in my area to guide me in identifying wild edibles. I get plantain and miner's lettuce on my property too! The three make a wonderful salad. Is anyone in the south Sacramento county area that would be willing to show me around and help me learn?
Anne Wilson wrote: Just tasted 1st year wild carrot root (aka Queen Anne's Lace) for the first time again in 2 decades (forgot about that one!) and YUM I will be adding that insanely abundant one too!