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Prickly Wild Lettuce

A very common plant that will grow almost anywhere where it get lots of sun and little competition from other plants. It is very similar in look and medicinal effects...

Yew Tree

Apart from the flesh on the berries the rest of the Yew contains taxines which are very toxic. This also applies to any mushrooms growing on or under the tree...

Sow Thistle

Very common, tastes just like lettuce and can be found throughout the year unless there is a really harsh Winter. There are eight species of sow thistle growing in the...

Honesty

The Latin name Lunaria means moon like and refers to the shape and appearance of the seedpods.

Greater Plantain

Very common, this plant got the name White or English Mans Foot from the early settlers in the US, where they settled or travelled, Plantain used to thrive.

Clovers

Clover is very common but the four leaved clover is fairly rare and is considered lucky when found although the record for number of leaves is fifty six.

Ribwort Plantain

The flower heads taste surprisingly like mushroom and can also be used by school children as ‘pop’ guns....

Ground Elder

This good edible green was brought over by the Romans as a food staple, but soon spread countrywide. The modern day gardener now spends fruitless hours attempting to get rid...

Hogweed

One of our favourite wild foods with three edible crops but because of the phototoxicity of Giant Hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum, people can be wary of this plant.

Lady's Smock

With its beautiful cruciforme flowers this plant belongs to the Brassica family and tastes of English mustard or wasabi.