EDIBLE PLANTS OF THE MID ATLANTIC
The quest for wild plants came after I stared foraging for wild mushrooms. It only made sense to me that I start looking for leafy greens and wild fruits to accompany the wild mushrooms on my table. I am by no means a Botanist and will only share with you plants that I've personally collected and eaten without adverse effect. This is just a template of what's out there to be discovered and this page should in no way be used as a soul guide for identifying edible plants. Always be 100% certain of what you're eating and if eating something for the first time try small amount and make sure you have no negative effects to it. Stay safe and have fun discovering your backyard!
Field Garlic/Wild Garlic
Wild garlic is one of the first plants I look for in Spring. I taste very similar to Chives with a little stronger garlic flavor. The whole plant is edible, however removing large quantities will effect the return of next years crop. Leave about a 3rd of the root bulbs to ensure generous growth nest year. This can be found where ever there is dirt.