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

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

AlexandersSmyrnium olusatrum
Seed: Raw, cooked

BeechFagus sylvatica
Seed: Raw, cooked

Black MustardBrassica nigra
Leaf: Raw, cooked
Seed: Raw, cooked

Bramble or blackberryRubus spp.
Fruit: Raw, cooked

Bullace – Prunus spp.
Fruit: Raw, cooked

ChickweedStellaria media
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Chicory  – Cichorium intybus
Flower: Raw

Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris
Leaf: Raw, cooked
Root: Cooked

Crab AppleMalus sylvestris
Fruit: Raw, cooked

Daisy – Bellis perennis
Flower: Raw, cooked
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Damson – Prunus spp.
Fruit: Raw, cooked

DandelionTaraxacum spp.
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Dittander – Lepidium latifolium
Seed: Raw, cooked

ElderSambucus nigra
Fruit: Cooked

Fat henChenopodium album
Leaf: Raw, cooked
Seed: Raw, cooked

Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Flower: Raw, cooked
Leaf: Raw, cooked
Seed: Raw, cooked

Garlic MustardAlliaria petiolata
Leaf: Raw, cooked
Root: Raw, cooked

Good-King-Henry  – Chenopodium bonus-henricus
Seed: Raw, cooked

Greater BurdockArctium lappa
Seed: Raw, cooked

Ground-elderAegopodium podagraria
Seed: Raw, cooked

Hairy Bitter-cressCardamine hirsuta
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Hawthorn – Crataegus monogyna
Fruit: Raw, cooked

Hazel – Corylus avellana
Nut: Raw, cooked

Himalayan BalsamImpatiens glandulifera
Seed/seedpod: Raw, cooked

HogweedHeracleum sphondylium
Seed: Raw, cooked

Japanese roseRosa rugosa
Fruit: Raw, cooked

Juniper – Juniperus communis
Fruit: Cooked

Lesser BurdockArctium minus
Seed: Raw, cooked

Mallow – Malva spp.
Leaf: Raw, cooked

MeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria
Flower: Cooked
Leaves: Cooked

Navelwort – Umbilicus rupestris
Leaf: Raw, cooked

OracheAtriplex patula
Seed: Raw, cooked

Pineapple-weed – Matricaria discoidea
Flowers: Raw

Red Dead-nettle – Lamium purpureum
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Rock SamphireCrithmum maritimum
Seed: Raw, cooked

Rough Hawkbit – Leontodon hispidus
Leaf: Raw, cooked

RowanSorbus aucuparia
Fruit: Cooked

Sea-buckthorn – Hippophae rhamnoides
Fruit: Cooked

Sea-purslane – Atriplex portulacoides
Leaf: Raw, cooked
Seed: Raw, cooked

Sea BeetBeta vulgaris subsp. maritima
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Sea SandwortHonckenya peploides
Leaf: Cooked

Spear Thistle – Cirsium vulgare
Flower: Raw

Springbeauty – Claytonia perfoliata
Root: Cooked

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

TansyTanacetum vulgare
Flower: Raw, cooked

White Dead-nettleLamium album
Flower: Raw
Leaf: Raw, cooked

Wild Carrot – Daucus carota
Flowers: Raw
Seed: Raw, cooked

Wild Celery – Apium graveolens
Seed: Raw, cooked

Wild FennelFoeniculum vulgare
Seed: Cooked, raw

YarrowAchillea millefolium
Flowers: Raw
Leaf: Raw, cooked

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