Edible Invasives

February 17, 2012

I was looking something up this morning when I came across a list of recipes that use invasive plants as ingredients on the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council website. I have done some foraging among weeds and urban plants but haven’t tried any of these. Come spring I’ll take a closer look.

A disclaimer and word of caution: identification of the correct plant is paramount, and some knowledge of the plant’s physiology is also necessary: some plants that may be edible in one stage of growth may not be in another. Also be sure that the weeds you plan to chow down on have not been sprayed and are not growing in a place where they might be contaminated with exhaust or chemicals from the soil.