Tuesday, June 9, 2009

~ Wild Herbs around the Yard ~

~ Wild Ginger ~
( Asarum canadense )
Roots edible / But Read Wild Ginger Post

~ Common Elderberry ~

( Sambucus canadensis )

Flower clusters /Berries are edible

~ Spiny-Leaved Sow-Thistle ~
( S. Asper )
Young leaves are edible / Remove Spines

~ Plantain ~
( Plantago spp. )

Young leaves edible

~ Yellow Goat's-Beard ~
( Tragopogon pratensis )
Young leaves / Roots are edible

~ Yellow Dock ~
( Rumex crispus )
Young Leaves edible

~ Wild Carrot , Queen Ann's Lace ~
( Daucus carota )
Roots are edible

~ Cat's Ear ~
( Hypochoeris radicata )
Leaves / Roots are edible


Flassie's Fil'a said...

Now I know what Common Elderberry looks like. Is is edible?

Are all these plants edible?

I know the Queen's Ann's Lace
has some toxic look alikes. Some
you do not even want to breathe
in the pollen I think it is.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I went to Medicine Woman's Roots
and read up on the Elderberry.

I needed some of that Elderberry
this last week.

I'll have to harvest some.
I hope it will be ok that
it is close to a freeway.

The freeway is below it.

The bushes are close to
the pond you see on my
blog at the moment.

I'd like to find some ginger
too. I really need some books.

I also went to some site on
your list and read up on dandelion
roots used as a coffee/tea.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

JoyceAnn said...

Flassie , I updated this post about what parts of the herb are edible.

~ Green Blessings ~

Flassie's Fil'a said...

There are Queen Ann's Lace look alikes that are poisonous.

I think it is the ones that do not have the dark spot in the middle that are poisonous.

Thanks for the undate.

Have you ate the roots of
the Queen Ann's Lace b/4?

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I was reading that there is a poisonous Elderberry with red berries that should be avoided.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Here is a link that talks about


I do wish they had a photo of
the poisonous ones.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

JoyceAnn said...
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JoyceAnn said...

Flassie , All elderberries have poisonous parts , only the flowers and berries are edible , but you can't eat the seeds of elderberry. The leaves and stems are toxic on the common elderberry too.
I looked up Red Elderberry , the flowers and berries are cone-shaped , check-out the post for pics. From what I read about it , the red berries are edible when cooked. I will do more research on elderberries before I use them , we have Common Elderberry growing here.

I haven't eaten Queen Anne's Lace yet , need to do more research , such as when you dig the roots and how to prepare.

~ Herbal Blessings ~