At our annual meeting for Demonstration Garden Partners last June, Gary Meis, propagator for Country Lane Wholesale Nursery, offered a presentation on edible plants in the Plant Select program. We were amazed to learn how many of the plants have edible, nutritional, or medicinal uses. View the powerpoint here:
If you’d like to learn more, check out Gary’s website, wildedibleplants. I can also supply you with the plant list as a Word file if you’re interested, and Gary has an extensive list on his site, as well. Gary is available for presentations and workshops on edible native plants to a variety of groups – contact him through his website.
The photo above is of the seed pod of Clear Creek golden yellow horn (Xanthoceras sorbifolium ‘Psgan’.) The nuts have a very hard thin outer shell, and the nuts are edible both raw and roasted. It’s an amazingly hardy small tree with gorgeous flowers (photo right). This is on my “must have” list for next year!
All photos courtesy Gary Meis.