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.

Claytonia perfoliata
Dichelostemma congestum
Dichelostemma capitatum, Triteleia laxa, and Triteleia hyacinthina
Elymus glaucus
Elymus trachycaulus
Erythranthe guttata
Hemizonia congesta ssp. luzulifolia
Hemizonia congesta ssp. lutescns
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Hordeum brachyantherum
Lasthenia californica