Wild Greens

There's a world of tasty, free-for-the-picking edible wild greens in fields, in vacant lots, alongside streams, and even shooting up among your own garden crops!

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[PHOTO 5] Be sure to pick dandelion greens before the flower appears. [PHOTO 6] Plantain leaves are so common in disturbed soil that American Indians nicknamed the plant "white man's footsteps." [PHOTO 7] Winter cress was sometimes called "scurvy grass" by prospectors and homesteaders who ate the vitamin-rich food. [PHOTO 8] The willowlike leaves of fireweed (which thrives in burned-over areas) make a tasty green, but its young stems are a fine ""wild asparagus""!