Top Edible Plants

of North America


Alpine smartweed (Polygonum viviparum)

Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.)

American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea)

Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea L.)

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Barberry (Berberis Spp.)

Basil (Satureja vulgaris)

Bayberries (Myrica Spp.)

Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus)

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Blackberry (Rubus Spp.)

Blueberries (Vaccinium spp.)

Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)

Yellow Pond lily/Bullhead lily (Nuphar Spp.)

Bulrush  (Typha Spp.)

Burdock (Arctium Spp.)

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

Cattails (Typha Spp.)

Cherries, Wild (Prunus serotina Ehrh.)

Chickweed  (Stellaria spp. and Cerastrium spp.)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Clintonia (Clintonia borealis)

Clover (Trifolium Spp.)

Chufa (Cyperus esculentus)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Comfrey  (Symphytum officinale)

Cow Parsnip (Heracleum maximum)

Cheeses, Common Mallow (Malva spp.)

Cranberry (Vaccinium Spp.)

Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Day Lily (Hemerocallis fulva)

Dayflower (Commelina Spp.)

Garlic (Allium Sativum)


Pine (Pinus Spp.)


This is by no means an exhaustive resource of edible plants but the database is constantly being updated! In the future we hope to have every major poisonous, edible, medicinal, and utilitarian plant in North America listed. One at a time though! Thanks for your support!