12. what to forage in december

Discover over thirty wild food plants you can forage and harvest in December.

Availability should only be seen as a rough guide. Variations in climate and location will make a difference to what’s available.

AlexandersSmyrnium olusatrum
Leaf: Raw, cooked.
Leaf stalk: Raw, cooked.

Black mustardBrassica nigra
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

BurdockArctium spp.
Root: Raw, cooked.

ChickweedStellaria media
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

CleaversGalium aparine
Leaf and tips: Cooked.

Cow parsleyAnthriscus sylvestris
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Crab apple – Malus sylvestris
Fruit: Cooked.

DandelionTaraxacum officinale
Root: Raw, cooked.
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Douglas fir – Pseudotsuga menziesii
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Garlic mustardAlliaria petiolata
Leaf: Raw, cooked.
Root: Raw, cooked.

Hedge bedstrawGalium mollugo
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

HorseradishArmoracia rusticana
Root: Raw, cooked.

Lady’s smockCardamine pratensis
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

MallowMalva spp.
Leaf: Cooked.

NavelwortUmbilicus rupestris
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

NipplewortLapsana communis
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Oxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

PlantainPlantago spp.
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Rock samphireCrithmum maritimum
Leaf: Raw, cooked.
Seed: Raw, cooked.

RosehipRosa canina
Fruit: Raw, cooked.

Salad burnetSanguisorba minor
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Saxifrage – Saxifraga spp.
Leaf: Cooked.

Scurvygrass – Cochlearia spp.
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Sea asterTripolium pannonicum
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

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

Sea buckthornHippophae rhamnoides
Fruit: Cooked and raw.

Sea purslaneAtriplex portulacoides
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Silverweed – Potentilla anserina
Root: Cooked.

SorrelRumex acetosa
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

SowthistleSonchus spp.
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

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

Stonecrop – Sedum album
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Wood sorrel – Oxalis acetosella
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

YarrowAchillea millefolium
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Comment

  1. Thank you for this Robin – Lots of interesting information.

    I’m interested that you have put sea buckthorn fruit only as cooked.

    I have been using it raw – when it is fresh, I squeeze the juice out and drink it. Is this not a very good idea?

  2. Hi Robin

    Thank you for your video and information. It’s lovely to hear the birdsong in the background – so peaceful and calming.
    Would it be possible to list the plants you find with their common names next time please? I struggle with the “proper” names!
    I attended one of your courses as an introduction to foraging and enjoyed it very much.

    Wishing you and yours a happy Christmas

  3. Thank you so much for this wonderful little film I have really enjoyed the book and think its fantastic how you keep in touch with your fans xxxx much love and have a smashing Christmas lots of love Kim from liverpool ??????

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