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A Guide to Edible Plants and Fungi of New England


Welcome to the field guide for Edible Plants and Fungi in New England. This field guide is intended to provide you with information about the identification, use, and preparation of many common edible plant and fungi species in eastern North America. This guide is by no means exhaustive; however, we feel it represents a significant portion of the most common edible species. For more information please see the References & Acknowledgments page.

Please note: you should NOT EAT any of species without positively identifying it and verifying with outside sources, as some edible plants and fungi species look very similar to poisonous varieties.

This website was lovingly created by Limor Weizmann, Emily Silver and Hannah Ramer as part of Professor Dan "the Bugman" Perlman’s Field Biology class. We are students at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information about the creators please visit the About the Authors page. Except where noted, all photos were taken by the creators during the fall of 2006. We'd like to thank everyone that helped us with and contributed to the website. Please see our Acknowledgements.

We have attempted to make this site as user-friendly as possible. However, if you should have any questions, please refer to the User Guide for an overview of the site, and how to use it. There is also contact information for the creators should you have any comments or questions for us. Please refer to the Glossary for any terms with which you are unfamiliar. Also, be sure to look at the bottom of each species page for fun facts and links to Recipes.

Good luck and happy harvesting!


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