Like going out in your backyard/neighborhood/local park and picking wild edibles…does anyone do this? I live in the southeast US and there’s a wide variety of plant life here, and I’d love to be able to take advantage of some of it. I know for a fact that there’s boysenberry bushes growing in the community meadow across from my apartment complex.
After of course being able to accurately identify my plants, my primary concern is wondering what landscapers may have covered in pesticides in the less wooded areas, and knowing what could be infected with parasites or other toxic organisms in the wilder areas?
Anybody have any experience with this sort of thing? Any books or sites to recommend for wild plant food identification?