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Jams & Jellies Edible Fungi

Miscellaneous
(Flour, Oils, Syrups, Candy, etc.)

Beverages: These plants can be used to make hot or cold beverages. Some have leaves that can be steeped for tea. Others can be made directly into cold drinks. Click on each to see their species page and look for use right at the top.


American Beech
Black Birch
Black Raspberry
Common Clover
Common Mullein
Common Sunflower
European Horsemint
Large Cranberry
Northern White Cedar

Red Clover
Red Mulberry

Sassafras
Spicebush
Spotted Jewelweed
Sumac, Smooth and Staghorn
Sweet Goldenrod
Sweetfern
White Pine
Wintergreen
Witch-hazel
Wrinkled Rose
Wintergreen harvested from Emily's backyard steeping in water for tea!



Salads/Raw
: These plants can be washed and added directly to a salad. Sometimes the leaves can be used and sometimes the roots can be used. Some species have fruits that can be added to a salad, as well.

     


Black Raspberry
Cattail
Common Burdock
Common Dandelion
Common Evening Primrose
False Solomon’s Seal
Green Amaranth
Jerusalem Artichoke
Purslane
Redbud
Wintergreen
Wrinkled Rose

An example of a delicious salad with raw edible plants!  
     



Cooked
: These plants must be boiled, baked, or fried before you consume them (or at least before they are tasty!). Please see the specific instructions under each species 'use' on how to prepare them exactly.

 
                                       


Black Raspberry
Cattail
Common Burdock
Common Clover
Common Dandelion
Common Evening Primrose
Common Milkweed
False Solomon’s Seal
Green Amaranth
Jerusalem Artichoke
Lamb’s Quarters

Plate of cooked Vegetables from Limor's house
Large Cranberry
Pokeweed
Purslane
Queen Anne’s Lace
Red Clover
Red Mulberry
Redbud
Skunk Cabbage
Solomon’s Seal
White Oak
White Pine
Wild Grape
       


Fruits and Nuts
: These plants have fruits and nuts that can be picked and enjoyed immediately. On each species page, take note of which season the fruits or nuts are available for harvest.
   

American Beech
Black Raspberry
Common Sunflower
False Solomon’s Seal
Red Mulberry
Shagbark Hickory
White Oak
Wild Grape
Wintergreen
Wrinkled Rose



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White Oak Acorns (Dan L. Perlman/ecolibrary.org)
Photo Courtesy of Dan L. Perlman/ecolibrary.org
     

Jams & Jellies
: These plants can be made into a jam or jelly. The fruit is generally the part of the plant used. See each species page to determine the exact part.

Black Birch
Black Raspberry
Crabapple
Large Cranberry
Maple, Red and Sugar
Red Mulberry
Shagbark Hickory
Wild Grape
Wrinkled Rose


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A bowl of Cranberry Jelly (Emily Silver, Northampton MA)              


Edible Fungi
: This is a list of Mushrooms that can be eaten. However, we strongly recommend that you do not eat any of the fungi species on this website, in case either you or we make an identification mistake.
         

Alcohol Inky
Ash-tree Bolete
Bear’s Head Tooth
Chicken Mushroom
Cinnabar-red Chanterelle
Common Laccaria
Crested Coral
Gem-studded Puffball
Golden Pholiota
Golden Waxy Cap
Honey Mushroom
Lawn Mower’s Mushroom
Lobster Mushroom
Mica Cap
Orange Jelly
Orange Peel
Oyster Mushroom
Painted Bolete
Pestle-Shaped Puffball
Purple-bloom Russula
Ringless Honey Mushroom
Rooted Collybia
Sharp-scaly Pholiota
Spindle-shaped Yellow Coral 
Viscid Violet Cort
White coral
Yellow-white Melanoleuca

Suillus pictus (Jennifer Suhd-Brondstatter, Ponkapoag Bog)            



Miscellaneous

Pickle
Cattail
Jerusalem Artichoke
Purslane
Redbud

Oil
Common Sunflower
Shagbark Hickory

Candy
Shagbark Hickory
Sweetgum
White Pine
Wrinkled Rose

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Fritter

Common Dandelion
Wrinkled Rose


Soup
Sassafras

Flavoring
European Horsemint
Ground Juniper

Potato chips
Jack in the Pulpit




Flour
American Beech
Black Birch
Cattail
Common Clover
Common Sunflower
Green Amaranth
Jack in the Pulpit
Lamb’s Quarters
Purslane
Red Clover
Skunk Cabbage
White Oak
White Pine
               
                               
 
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