20 Edible Weeds

created at: 04/09/2012

Instead of battling weeds this growing season, how about eating them? Care2 has a list of seven fairly common weeds we might have growing in our yards right now. They include:

  • Yellow Dock/Burdock
  • Lamb’s Quarter
  • Dandelions
  • Nettles
  • Amaranth
  • Plantain (weed not banana)
  • Purslane

Old Fashioned Living chips in some suggestions too. Theirs include:

  • Cattails
  • Century plant
  • Chickweed
  • Chicory
  • Epazote
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Goldenrod
  • Horseweed
  • Kudzu
  • Milk thistle
  • Prickly lettuce
  • Sheep’s sorrel
  • Shepherd’s purse

OFL also has an edible weed salad recipe and a caffeine free coffee substitute using hickory and dandelion as well as a list of medicinal uses for weeds. Continue Reading