Hedgerow Food Guide
Hedgerows are a great place to find most of the plants listed in this section, but have a look around the woods and fields and you will find many of them there too.
Our hedgerow food guide is far from a comprehensive guide of UK plants. We have provided a simple guide of some of the best ones to eat and the most important ones not to pick. We are largely restricted by good photography of these plants. As we get more photos we will add more plants, but if you have any suggestions for plants to add or good photos we could use please get in touch.
If you are identifying plants for food please use multiple sources of identification and never eat anything unless you are 100% sure what it is. We will not be held responsible for the use of the information in this website.
If you want to learn more about foraging then why not book on one of our Foraging Courses
Edible Poisonous In Season All
|Latin Name||Common Name||Type||Season Start||Season End|
|Aethusa cynapium||Fools Parsley||Poisonous||March||October|
|Arum maculatum||Lords and Ladies||Poisonous||February||December|
|Heracleum mantegazzianum||Giant Hogweed||Poisonous||March||August|
|Jacobaea vulgaris||Ragwort||Poisonous||All year||All year|
|Mercurialis perennis||Dogs Mercury||Poisonous||March||November|
|Oenanthe crocata||Hemlock Water Dropwort.||Poisonous||March||September|
|Ranunculus||Buttercups||Poisonous||All year||All year|
|Taxas Baccata||Yew Tree||Poisonous||September||November|