Wildly Weedy Herbs

Description:
Period uses for plants that grow wild in North America; lawn weeds, hedgerows, roadsides, parks, waste places. Also guidelines/suggestions for gathering/ transplanting when appropriate. No walking required.


Chicory
Dandelion
Ground Ivy/Alehoof
Johnny-jump-ups (Viola Tricolor)
Plantain
Purslane
Violets
Chickweed
Celandine
Bedstraw and cleavers
Mugwort/Motherwort/Artemesias
Catnip
Roses
Mints
Yarrow
Tansy
Nettle
Teasel
Lamb's quarters /pigweed/fat hen

Mustard and Charlock

 

Resources:

Elias, Thomas A. and Peter A. Dykeman. Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide. (?, Sterling Publishing, 1990).

Gibbons, Euell. Stalking the Healthful Herbs. ( 1964)

Hitchcock, Susan Tyler. Wildflowers on the windowsill : a guide to growing wild plants indoors. ( New York : Crown Publishers, 1984)

Jones, Pamela. Just weeds : history, myths, and uses. (NY : Prentice Hall, 1991)

Pond, Barbara, Edward Norman and Marcia Gaylord Norman. A sampler of wayside herbs : rediscovering old uses for familiar wild plants. ( Riverside, CT: Chatham Press, 1974.)