Waterleaf is an interesting edible wild plant that does not get a lot of press in the wild food media. The local species I know is Fendler’s waterleaf (Hydrophyllum fendleri), a native perennial that grows from Colorado’s Front Range west, in damp to moist soil from 5,500 to 10,500 feet, according to Cattail Bob Seebeck’s textbook, Survival Plants (2012).
A couple days ago it snowed 18 inches in my town, which is located at 10,000 feet in the Colorado high country. That means plenty … [Read More...]
If you’re looking to make use of local wild greens, why not give tumble mustard (Sisymbrium altissimum) a try? Tumble mustard—a … [Read More...]
My friend’s husband tells tales of growing up in northern Wisconsin next to the Menominee Nation, where as a boy he played with … [Read More...]
My parents shot me quizzical looks last summer when I announced my plan to gather seaweed in Long Island Sound, off the … [Read More...]