The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

Another book from Samuel Thayer.

Another book from Samuel Thayer.  Honestly, I buy all this guy’s foraging books.  He’s that good.  Plenty of color photos and down to earth advice.  As always, even with a good book, be absolutely certain of what you have before you eat it.

Plants covered in this volume of a three part series include:

Ostrich Fern


Wapato, Arrowhead

Wild Rice

Wild Leek, Ramp

Smilax, Carrion Flower


Siberian Elm

Stinging Nettle

Wood Nettle

Sheep Sorrel

Goosefoot, Lamb’s Quarters

Spring Beauty

Marsh Marigold, Cowslip

Swamp Saxifrage

Serviceberry, Juneberry, Saskatoon


Pin Cherry

Ground Bean, Hog Peanut

Black Locust


Wild Grape

Basswood, Linden

Evening Primrose


Common Milkweed

Virginia Waterleaf

Nannyberry, Wild Raisin, Black Haw

Highbush Cranberry






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