Category Archives: wild edibles

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Sunflowers! The quintessential western wildflower that symbolizes the sun. These are wild sunflowers, the parent of our domesticated sunflowers. The biggest difference between the two is that the wild sunflower has multiple heads and the domesticated has a single stalk … Continue reading

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Honey Clover (Melilotus albus)

Honey Clover is an import from Europe/Asia and has spread throughout the US. It is a member of the pea family and has edible pods, beans, and fresh leaves. I had Honey Clover in Texas and ate fresh  leaves and … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hutch in the Deep Forest

As I continue to clear dead limbs in the Deep Forest around the Rabbit Hutch, I have better access to the new pathway I will create for access.  I can finally walk through, but it is still uneven and steeper … Continue reading

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Creeping Mahonia (Mahonia repens)

While trimming trees around the Rabbit Hutch, I admired the Creeping Mahonia I planted. I wish I had more than 2, but no blooms or seeds yet.  Perhaps next year.  For now it is good that they are healthy and … Continue reading

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Tree Cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata)

Tree Chollas are blooming and setting fruit all around. I have put out a few cuttings around my front perimeter, they do make a ferocious fence. A beautiful one, too.  My food forest has few Tree Chollas because they need … Continue reading

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Washington Hawthorne (Crataegus phaenophyllum)

I was looking to plant this Washington Hawthorne when I found the Variable Skink. I found a place uphill in the food forest that was damp and partly shady. This nice wildlife tree is native to the southeastern US, not … Continue reading

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Prickly Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)

I do hope these itsy bitsy plants coming up are Prickly Wild Rose. They are small, and I haven’t seen Prickly Wild Rose since my mom and dad were camping, hunting, and fishing in Alaska. I was camping with them, … Continue reading

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