Golden Gate Park Forage

Just joined a foraging walk this Sat. Before going to the walk, I already had some idea of what kinds of plants out there are edible. Like fennel, yarrow, sage, oxalis, etc. This trip certainly introduced more varieties of plants out there I can eat.

Common Mallow — This is the first plant the guide, Kevin Feinstein, introduced us. I tried the seed/fruit. Like he said, it tasted a bit like okra. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malva_neglecta

Common Mallow (Malva neglecta)
Common Mallow (Malva neglecta)

Cleavers —  The whole plant has tough tiny hairs feels like Velcro. Really don’t know I can eat that. By the texture of it, I would have never try.  http://www.eattheweeds.com/galium-aparine-goosegrass-on-the-loose-2/

Cleavers, Goosegrass, Bedstraw
Cleavers, Goosegrass, Bedstraw

Wild Radish  this really grows everywhere. I see them everywhere around Pacifica.

Wild Radish
Wild Radish
Wild Radish
Wild Radish

Plums — they are very common in Gold Gate Park.

plum, still very green
plum, still very green

Chickweed — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellaria_media

chickweed
chickweed

This fellow popped his/her head up while we were walking around. They look cute but they are actually very damaging to your yard!

gopher
gopher

Nasturtium

nasturtium
nasturtium

I don’t remember the name of this plant. Will update after I find out.

not sure about the name of this plant
not sure about the name of this plant
unknown plant
unknown plant

Common Nettle — Janet insists this is 莧菜. However, the english name for 莧菜 is Amaranthus. Need more investigation.

Common Nettle
Common Nettle

Wild Onion Lily — they smell like garlic and very good for making scrabble eggs.

Wild Onion Lily
Wild Onion Lily