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Wisconsin Wild Plants

Edible shoots and pollen. The pollen can be used to make pancakes. Very good in survival situations. The brown top can be used to carry an ember. The white, inner spear tastes faintly of watermelon and is the most fibrous food I have ever eaten. The fiber content makes them very good at cleaning teeth.

Camomile plant

Also known as pineapple weed, wild chamomile grows in rocky soil and is seen commonly in driveways. It’s very aromatic. I can smell it when the wind picks up and follow the smell to the chamomile. It’s commonly made into tea and it’s good for digestion, nervousness, anxiety, irritability; it helps to calm and soothe you and it helps you sleep. Chamomile is so safe and mild it is used on children and babies.


Purslane sprouts are found in side walks cracks and invade gardens, they are classified as noxious weeds. But they are also known as a great superfood and are high in omega three. You can use the leaves in a salad, or the stems are flavor in dishes. 

 Mint (Catnip)

Catnips is most popular for feline consumption, but humans can also consume it for relaxation even babies can have it. Catnip usually gets dried out until in crumbles to the touch before eating it. The stems and an inch of two are cut off from the base. It can be put into tea or other hot drinks for a herbal taste and effect.


The leaves, flowers, and immature green seed pods are all edible having a mild sour flavour that some say resemble lemons. the edible part is very refreshing for many. most just eat it raw.


The fruit part of the plant is sweet and can be preserved like an other fruit. It is used for jams and pies and other things, it can also be dried and eaten later. Mulberry is like an other fruit for edibility. 

Black Raspberry

Black raspberries taste just like regular raspberries and are treated just the same. The only difference is the identification of black raspberries because they look so much like blackberries that people think they are blackberries. 


The leaves are commonly used for salads, but blanch them before consumption. The flowers are white/lavender color. They are most tasty in the spring or fall because the summer heats make them a little bitter but they are still edible. 


The whole part of the grape is edible but I'm sure the stem is a little bitter. It is used for jellies and jams and other things. They are used for wine brewing and are considered a delicacy in some parts on the world. There are also different colors for grapes; there is red, purple, and green that i know of. 

 Sweet Pea

Boil in salted water with a dash of sugar. Cook until bright green and tender. Or, stir fry young pods with other vegetables. Make sure sweet peas are not treated with pesticides. 


An obvious characteristic of a milkweed plant is its seedpod and its seeds. The seed pod is tear drop shaped with pointy parts sticking out of it. Milk isn't eaten raw, its commonly used in soups, or fried with other veggies, and commonly used to make fritters. To identify that a plant is milkweed, which is very important, when you break the stem or rip a leaf a white substance will start rising to the surface of the "wound". Hence the name "milkweed" the substance has milk like features. 


The stems and flowers of a chickweed plant can be used, but the most common is the chickweed leaves. They are commonly used in salads and sandwiches. They are also commonly used in soups and other hot dishes for flavour and looks. Chickweed has very small white flowers and grows in bush like figure.