This week's wild edible is Goldenrod!

-All parts above ground on this plant are edible. Flowers and leaves can be eaten fresh, cooked as greens, or dried and used to make tea.

-This plant can usually be found in fields or pastures, along roadsides, forests, or wastelands.

-Growing roughly 2-5' tall on average, this plant can easily be identified by its clusters of yellow flowers, hairy stems, and faint licorice-like smell when crushed.

Be sure to avoid any plants growing near roads, around chemicals, other poisonous plants, or polluted/contaminated water.

As always, be sure to use the Universal Edibility Test to ensure the plant is the correct plant and to help identify any unknown allergies you may have.

With 15+ years of outdoors experience, dirt runs through my veins. When I was a child, often I would slip away with nothing more than a pack of matches and a kitchen knife to go on my "outdoor adventures". More than a decade and a half later I'm still here, with new adventures, a little nicer equipment, and a bit more wisdom.


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