08. what to forage in august

Discover over forty wild food plants you can forage and harvest in August. Availability should only be seen as a rough guide. Variations in climate and location will make a difference to what’s available.

BilberryVaccinium myrtillus
Fruit: Raw, cooked.

Bramble or blackberryRubus spp.
Fruit: Raw, cooked.

Cherry plumPrunus cerasifera
Fruit, Raw, cooked.

ChickweedStellaria media
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Crab apple – Malus sylvestris
Fruit: Raw, cooked.

Crowberry – Empetrum nigrum
Fruit: Raw, cooked.

DandelionTaraxacum spp.
Flower: Raw.
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Dewberry – Rubus caesius
Fruit: Raw, cooked.

Douglas firPseudotsuga menziesii
Leaf: Cooked.
Inner Bark: Dried and powdered.

ElderSambucus nigra
Fruit: Cooked.

Fat henChenopodium album
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Gallant soldier – Galinsoga parviflora
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Himalayan balsamImpatiens glandulifera
Seed/seedpod: Raw, cooked.

HogweedHeracleum sphondylium
Seed: Raw, cooked.

HorseradishArmoracia rusticana
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Japanese roseRosa rugosa
Fruit: Raw, cooked.

Juniper – Juniperus communis
Fruit: Cooked

Mallow – Malva spp.
Flower: Raw

Marsh samphireSalicornia europaea
Leaves: Raw, cooked.

MeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria
Flower: Cooked.
Leaves: Cooked.

MugwortArtemisia vulgaris
Flowers: Raw, cooked.
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Pineapple weed – Matricaria discoidea
Flowers: Raw.

Purple dewplant – Disphyma crassifolium
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Rock samphireCrithmum maritimum
Flowers: Raw, cooked.
Flower buds: Raw.

Rosebay willowherbChamerion angustifolium
Flower: Raw.

RowanSorbus aucuparia
Fruit: Cooked.

Salad burnetSanguisorba minor
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

SaxifrageChrysosplenium oppositifolium
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Scurvygrass – Cochlearia spp.
Flower: Raw, cooked.
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Sea arrowgrassTriglochin maritimum
Leaf: Raw, cooked.
Stalk: Raw, cooked.
Stem: Raw, cooked.

Sea asterTripolium pannonicum
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Sea beetBeta vulgaris subsp. maritima
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Sea blite – Suaeda maritima
Leaves: Raw, cooked.

Sea buckthorn – Hippophae rhamnoides
Fruit: Cooked.

Sea purslaneAtriplex portulacoides
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Sea sandwortHonckenya peploidesn
Leaf: Cooked.

Staghorn SumacRhus typhina
Fruit: Fresh or dried.

Stinging nettleUrtica dioica
Leaf: Raw, cooked.
Seed: Raw, cooked.

Stone crop – Sedum album
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

TansyTanacetum vulgare
Flower: Raw, cooked.
Leaf: Cooked.

Wild angelicaAngelica sylvestris
Flower Buds: Raw, cooked.
Seed/Seedpod: Raw, cooked.

Wild carrotDaucus carota
Flowers: Raw.

Wild fennelFoeniculum vulgare
Flowers: Raw.

Wild thyme –Thymus polytrichus
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

YarrowAchillea millefolium
Flowers: Raw
Leaf: Raw, cooked.