What to Forage in February – The Best Wild Food Plants to Harvest

Discover over forty wild food plants you can forage and harvest in February.

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

AshFraxinus excelsior
Seed: Raw, cooked.

BittercressCardamine spp.
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

BurdockArctium spp.
Root: Raw, cooked.

Cat’s Ear – Hypochaeris radicata
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

CleaversGalium aparine
Shoots: Raw, cooked.

Crosswort – Cruciata laevipes
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

DaisyBellis perennis
Leaf/rosette: Raw, cooked.

Dittander – Lepidium latifolium
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Garlic MustardAlliaria petiolata
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Ground ElderAegopodium podagraria
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Ground IvyGlechoma hederacea
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Hazel – Corylus avellana
Flowers: Cooked.

Honesty – Lunaria annua
Root: Cooked.

Hottentot FigCarpobrotus edulis
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Lesser CelandineFicaria verna
Leaf: Cooked.

MallowMalva sylvestris
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

MeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria
Root: Cooked.

NavelwortUmbilicus rupestris
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

NipplewortLapsana communis
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Oregon GrapeMahonia aquifolium
Flower: Raw.

Orpine – Sedum telephium
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Oxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare
Leaf: Raw, cooked.
Shoots: Raw, cooked.

Primrose – Primula vulgaris
Flower: Raw
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Red Dead Nettle – Lamium purpureum
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Red Valerian – Centranthus ruber
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Rough Hawkbit – Leontodon hispidus
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Saxifrage – Chrysosplenium spp.
Leaf: Cooked.

Scurvygrass – Cochlearia spp.
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

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

Sea PurslaneAtriplex portulacoides
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Shepherd’s Purse – Capsella bursa-pastoris
Leaf/rosette: Raw, cooked.

Silver BirchBetula pendula
Inner bark: Cooked.
Twigs: Tea.

Spear Thistle – Cirsium vulgare
Midrib: Raw; cooked.

Three-Cornered LeekAllium triquetrum
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Violet – Viola spp.
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

White Dead NettleLamium album
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

White Stonecrop – Sedum album
Leaf: Raw.

Wild FennelFoeniculum vulgare
Root: Cooked.

Wild GarlicAllium ursinum
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

Wood AvensGeum urbanum
Leaf: Cooked.
Root: Raw, cooked.

YarrowAchillea millefolium
Leaf: Raw, cooked.

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