Edible Native Plants

good to eat

This icon "Edible Native Plants" indicates those species that can be part of a Wild Food Garden. Each detailed description will tell whether it's used as a green, for bulbs and roots, or for its seeds, flowers, berries, or shoots.

Explore this dimension of native plants, and you will be well rewarded. Check out our Book Section, and also, our proprietor's books California Foraging and The Real California Cuisine, for an in-depth investigation into California's edible plants.

(blue wildrye, California brome, and California meadow barley)
Artemisia douglasiana
Balsamorhiza sagitatta
Bromus carinatus
Bulbs of Dichelostemma ida-maia
Calandrinia menziesii
Calochortus amabilis
Camassia quamash
Chenopodium Chenopodium californicum (also Blitum californicum)
Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Clarkia rubicunda
Clarkia amoena 'The Wild Form'