Foraging: what to look out for in May

Foraging: what to look out for in May

Foraging: what to look out for in May

Foraging: what to look out for in May

May is here and if you’re excited by foraging, now is the time to gather, learn, explore and experiment. As well as welcoming old favourites, there are always new things to discover and recipes to try out.

Here are some familiar edible plants as well as those you didn’t know you could eat.

  • Chickweed (Stellaria media)
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
  • Lime (Tilia cordata)
  • Daisy Bellis perennis
  • Herb Robert Geranium robertianum 
  • Wild garlic, Allium ursinum Horsetail Equisetum arvense
  • Mallow (Malva sylvestris)
  • Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
  • Red clover (Trifolium pratense)
  • Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
  • Dandelions
Take a look at the Woodlands Trusts and  BBC Coutryfile for sustainable and responsible foraging guides, how to identify plants, what's in season and recipes.

Please harvest responsibly and only take what you are confident you can identify. For top tips on safe, sustainable foraging check out these guidelines. Beware:  Follow their safe foraging guidelines and only eat a plant when you're 100% sure of its identity.

Find out more on the BBC Countryfile website




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