Edible Wild Plants

Asked January 2, 2015, 11:34 AM EST

I'm very interested in survival preparedness and would like to find a good source of information to learn what wild plants are edible here in the Northwest (I live in Molalla), but I need something with good pictures that can show me what those plants look like and even how to prepare them. Can you help me?

Clackamas County Oregon edible plants horticulture

1 Response

To locate the information you want, I suggest working with local libraries as well as searching online. Online, I used the search phrase “edible wild plants in Oregon” – without quote marks – to locate the following resources and much more:

- Harvesting and Marketing Wild Edible Plants lacks images but has general guidelines to follow as you collect: https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/7626/harvesting-marketing-edible_ocr.pdf

- Foraging in the Pacific Northwest should help you expand your focus beyond plants as it has individual pages about edible wild berries; invertebrates (yes, some insects are an excellent source of protein); mushrooms; plants; and seaweed. http://northernbushcraft.com/

- Field Guide to Foraging in the Northwest http://www.oregonlive.com/mix/index.ssf/how-to/field-guide-to-foraging-in-the-northwest.html

- Wild Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest http://quizlet.com/11457066/wild-edible-plants-of-the-pacific-northwest-flash-cards/