All the outdoor and survival books, websites and magazines are always showing you which foods you can forage for and eat in the wild. Most of us have some knowledge of some core plants and fruits that are ok to eat, and we stick clear of plants we can’t identify. The thing is there are plants you can eat, plants you can’t eat, but there is also a third category – plants you think you can eat, but you can’t… These are the dangerous ones!
Luckily Deane from Eat The Weeds has compiled a list of some of the most common plants in the US, that are often thought to be edible, but they are not. It’s well worth a read to check whether any of the plants you think are edible are on the list. Better to know now when you are sitting in front of your PC!