5 Edible Wild Greens: Free Foraged Food for Your Table

These wild edible weeds, including amaranth, common chickweed and lamb’s-quarters, will soon be gourmet greens in your salad bowl. Learn the basics of backyard foraging and your taste buds will thank you.

Shepherd’s Purse
When mature, shepherd’s purse can reach up to 2 feet tall. Its branches end in a cluster of small, white, four-petaled flowers.
Photo by Samuel Thayer