What to Forage in December – The Best Wild Food Plants To Harvest

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 burnet – Sanguisorba 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 buckthorn – Hippophae rhamnoides
Fruit: Cooked.

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.

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