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

Discover over fifty wild food plants you can forage and harvest in June.

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

AlexandersSmyrnium olusatrum
Flower: Raw

Ash – Fraxinus excelsior
Leaf: Tea

Black MustardBrassica nigra
Flower: Raw, cooked

BurdockArctium spp.
Stem: Raw, cooked

Bush VetchVicia sepium
Flower: Raw
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Chicory – Cichorium intybus
Flower: Raw

Columbine – Aquilegia vulgaris
Flower: Raw
All other parts of this plant are considered poisonous.

Cow parsleyAnthriscus sylvestris
Flower: Raw

Creeping thistleCirsium arvense
Leaf stalk: Raw, cooked

Crow garlicAllium vineale
Flower: Raw, cooked

Cuckooflower/lady’s smockCardamine pratensis
Flower: Raw

Daisy – Bellis perennis
Flower: Raw, cooked

Danish scurvygrassCochlearia danica
Flower: Raw

English scurvygrassCochlearia anglica
Flower: Raw

Garlic mustardAlliaria petiolata
Flower: Raw

Good king HenryChenopodium bonus-henricus
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Hairy bittercressCardamine hirsuta
Flower: Raw, cooked

Hawthorn – Crataegus monogyna
Flower: Raw, cooked

HonestyLunaria annua
Seed: Raw, cooked

Hop – Humulus lupulus
Shoot: Cooked

Hottentot fig – Carpobrotus edulis
Flower: Raw, cooked

MallowMalva spp.
Flower: Raw
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Meadowsweet – Filipendula ulmaria
Flower: Raw, cooked

Mugwort – Artemisia vulgaris
Buds: Raw, cooked

OracheAtriplex spp.
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Mahonia (Oregon grape) – Mahonia spp.
Fruit: Raw, cooked

Oxeye daisyLeucanthemum vulgare
Flower: Raw, cooked

Pineappleweed – Matricaria discoidea
Flower: Raw, cooked

Pink purslaneClaytonia sibirica
Flower: Raw

Red dead nettleLamium purpureum
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Rock samphireCrithmum maritimum
Buds: Raw, cooked
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Rosebay willowherbChamerion angustifolium
Leaf: Raw, cooked

ScurvygrassCochlearia spp.
Flower: Raw

Sea asterAster tripolium
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Sea beetBeta vulgaris subsp. maritima
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Sea purslane – Atriplex portulacoides
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Shepherd’s purse – Capsella bursa-pastoris
Flower: Raw, cooked

Sneezewort – Achillea ptarmica
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Spear leaved oracheAtriplex prostrata
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Spear thistleCirsium vulgare
Leaf stalk: Raw, cooked

Spring beauty – Claytonia perfoliata
Flower: Raw, cooked

Three cornered leekAllium triquetrum
Flower: Raw

Tufted vetchVicia cracca
Flower: Raw, cooked

Water mintMentha aquatica
Leaf: Raw, cooked

White dead nettleLamium album
Flower: Raw
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Wild angelicaAngelica sylvestris
Flower: Raw, cooked

Wild carrotDaucus carota
Flower: Raw, cooked

Wild fennelFoeniculum vulgare
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Wild garlicAllium ursinum
Seed: Raw, cooked

Wintercress – Barbarea vulgaris
Flower: Raw, cooked

Woodruff – Galium odoratum
Flower: Raw, cooked

YarrowAchillea millefolium
Flower: Raw, cooked

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