An infusion is taken internally in the treatment of a wide range of chest complaints and also to treat diarrhea and bleeding of the lungs and bowels. The seeds of wild lettuce are flat and oval shaped with a beak-looking tip which has a white tuff at the end. Some edible plants have deadly poisonous look-alikes. Chop nettles finely and add back to roux/water mixture. Tincture: Lobelia tincture is made with apple cider vinegar instead of alcohol. Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells in the gut, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes. Lactuca floridana: Woodland Lettuce, triangular leaf stem (V-shaped) pure white sap, usually a line of hair on the bottom of the mid-rib of older (lower) leaves.Stems, to seven feet tall, purple on lower portions, smooth, single from base, branching inflorescence. Yarrow The dried leaves are highly flammable and can be used to ignite a fire quickly, or as wick for candles. Plug both names into Wikipedia and read up on them. Medicinally, nettles are excellent for arthritis and rheutmatism, reducing inflammation, treatment of the kidneys and urinary tract – bladder infections and kidney stones (a great diuretic), gastrointestinal tract, cardio-vascular system and high blood pressure, hemorrhage, flu (reduces inflammatory cytokines), sciatica, bursitis, tendinitis and gout. Dislikes shade and wet soils. The flavor is greatly improved by roasting the seed before grinding it. Gather fresh edible plants as soon as flowers appear, it can be used fresh or be dried for later herb use. Lobelia was a highly prized medicinal plant and used extensively by Native Americans. Poisonous look alikes: Species of Chenopodium which have a bad odor and taste and can be somewhat toxic. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Mullein oil is a very medicinal and valuable destroyer of disease germs. They are both Miners Lettuce. Popeye might have been indestructible if he’d have had cans of Lamb’s Quarters instead of spinach. I suppose you could cook miner’s lettuce, but I cannot imagine why you would. Drink three times a day. The best leaves grow under trees. If you look at this spurge image, the leaves are almost paper-thin. Then my husband nearly had a heart attack – I expected him to eat weeds???! The whole plant is used as an analgesic, cathartic, induces vomiting at higher doses, is an expectorant, induces perspiration, anti-asthmatic, antispasmodic, narcotic, and sedative. Plantain is a perennial herb, thought to be of Eurasian origin and now naturalized throughout the world. While my husband and I lived in La Pine, OR, we had a wonderful neighbor who took care of our home while we were away. The stuff is sticky and milky, and very easy to identify. Poisonous Plants. The stem passes directly through the round leaf and this makes identification easy. Medicinally, a tea made from the leaves is astringent. Anticlea elegans -one of many poisonous look-alikes. However, please do not harvest Mullein right next to roads – all kinds of things leak from cars then wash out into the soil when it rains. Soup: Bring a pot of water to boil. ... Look for places where the species you are interested in gathering is plentiful. Lobelia Wild lettuce, milkweed and dandelions are totally different plants. Yarrow is a perennial herb. Chickweed is medicinal and edible, they are very nutritious, high in vitamins and minerals. I swear, for every one I pulled up, 50 more grew in its place. Using the plant as a vegetable has a slimming effect on the body. It has a mild laxative effect and stimulates the lymphatic system and has shown benefit in skin related problems. Make a roux with butter and flour, then add back the strained water. Nothing spoils a great day of wildcrafting like picking the wrong plant and ending up dead. Do not harvest from roadsides, industrial areas, as plants growing in these areas could have high amounts of nitrates. The whole plant possess slightly sedative and narcotic properties. On one of those rare but incredibly hot days, Don came over and watered out tomato and pepper plants in the green house. Unlike the previous “false dandelion” the radicata is an import from Europe. It helps in healing varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis (inflammation of superficial veins that results in pain) and thrombosis. It can be applied as a medicinal poultice by bruising the leaves and applying to a wound. It is a great spring tonic. When taken internally, yarrow invigorates appetite, increases digestion as well as absorption of nutrients by the body. Poisonous Look-a-Like plants: Scarlet Pimpernel & Spurge. Plantain is edible and medicinal, the young leaves are edible raw in salad or cooked as a pot herb, they are very rich in vitamin B1 and riboflavin. Once picked, miner’s lettuce leaves will last in a plastic bag in the fridge for 3 to 5 days without too much loss of quality. It has also been used in soup and curry and eaten with rice. Poisonous look alikes: None – BUT pigweed is a nitrate concentrator, so plants from nitrate-fertilized areas should only be eaten in moderation. If cut, wild lettuce exudes lactucarium, a white, milky substance, which can provide pain relieving effects similar to opium, without less side effects. Potherb: Cook nettles in a little water same as spinach. Nettles . There is another species that is edible too and tastes just as good called Siberian Miners Lettuce (Claytonia sibirica) and both look the same as the second picture when they are just coming out of the ground. Harvest the entire plant when in bloom and dry for later herb use. That’s why I’ve put together this list of the top 10 most dangerous plant look-alikes. I picked and crunched on this stuff by the handfuls. Miner’s Lettuce. Dandelion is one of the most nutritious plants you can find, having more vitamins and minerals than most vegetables. Fortunately, they were not too wilted, so I gathered them up and brought them into the house, washed them and started cooking them. Alcohol does not extract the medicinal qualities of lobelia. Other look-alikes include wild carrot (Daucus carota, Queen Anne’s Lace) and water parsnip (Sium suave, swamp parsnip). Believe it or not, this common garden weed is actually tastier than spinach is far more nutritious, and grows for free all over my yard. It is found throughout California (except for the lower desert areas) to about 6600 feet (2000 m). It reminded me of a few I have encountered and the edible look alikes . Strain nettles from the liquid, and then strain liquid to remove any dirt or debris. Tea – use 1 TBL per cup of boiling water. To 1 Tbsp dried herb, 2 if fresh, add 1 cup boiling water steep for 10 min. They have been historically used as a narcotic. Cleavers seed is one of the best coffee substitutes, it merely needs to be dried and lightly roasted and has much the same flavor as coffee. It is one of the first greens available, along with chickweed and dandelion after a long winter. Poisonous look-alikes: None – all similar plants are edible. Cleavers is very easy to cultivate it prefers a loose moist leafy soil in partial shade, this plant does not really need any help to reproduce itself and can be invasive. In fact, they weren’t even chanterelles! Poisonous look alikes: None. An infusion has been used to treat hoarseness. It is edible raw though said to be unpalatable, mainly used as a pot-herb or as an addition to soups. I nearly had a heart attack when I came home and all my lovely lambs quarters were pulled and laying in a pile. The dried or fresh herb is alterative, anti-inflammatory, laxative, astringent, increases perspiration, diuretic, reduces fever, tonic and useful for healing wounds. It is sweet and crunchy – absolutely delicious! The stems and leaves are covered with little hooked bristles, which attach to passing objects, in this way it fastens itself to adjacent shrubs, to climb its way upwards through dense undergrowth into daylight, often forming matted masses. Good field guides are invaluable. It has a very mild flavor, and is excellent dried and powdered and used to thicken soups, add to smoothies and even for sore throats and make cough syrup, as it has many of the same medicinal uses as marshmallow. Corn salad, and miner's lettuce, also look similar, and are edible. All are pleasingly bitter, a bracing counterpoint to sweet greens like miner’s lettuce , or tart greens like curly dock , or pungent greens like wild radishes and mustard. ... and at least as well as cultivated lettuce. Poisonous look alikes: None. Research indicates some of the uses as analgesic, antihistaminic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antioxidant, antiviral, bacteristat, cardio-depressant, estrogenic, fungicide, hypnotic, sedative. Know as “death camas”, varieties of Anticlea or Toxicoscordion are similar plants with onion like bulbs, leaves, and flowers. A sweeter tea can be made by infusing the fresh or dried flowers. … They are both Miners Lettuce. The leaves, sap (latex), and seed are used to make medicine. Good field guides are invaluable. Wild milkweed grows up to 7 feet tall, has oval shaped leaves and is very poisonous. Gather the above ground plant, being careful not to gather whatever it touches. Spurges are not succulents, leaves are thinner. Some wild plants are poisonous or can have serious adverse health effects. Yes picture one is Miner's Lettuce. Cleavers is edible and medicinal, it has been used for centuries as an alternative medicine by indigenous peoples on many continents. Warning: Never eat a wild plant unless you are 100 percent positive of its identification. Both have similar qualities. It's main value is as a reliable producer of leaves in the winter, though it can provide leaves all year round[141, 200, 264]. Miner’s Lettuce is a small succulent plant with an interesting part in American history. Lobelia stimulates the respiratory center of the brain, producing stronger and deeper breathing, making it very useful in treating many respiratory complaints, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, whooping cough, spasmodic croup, and pneumonia. The leaves (first season) at the base of the stem form a rosette of numerous, large, 6 to 15 inches long and up to 5 inches broad, but become smaller as they ascend the stem, on which they are arranged on alternate sides. Take in mouthful doses throughout the day. It also helps in providing relief during heavy periods. Purslane is known for its higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which are prevalent in all green leafy vegetables to certain degrees. Lamb’s Quarters are great raw in salads, or steamed/lightly cooked the same as spinach or chard. Add stinging nettles, and you have everything you need to revive from a winter’s worth of heavy meats, dried grains and roots. It’s really important to know you’re foraging for the right plants, and to know what’s the difference between Dandelion and Wild Lettuce. Only 100 grams (about the size of a decent salad), contains 1/3 of the daily requirement of Vitamin C, 22% of Vitamin A and 10% of iron. When chewed it tastes similar to tobacco and produces effects like those of nicotine. Nettles can also be boiled and the resulting liquid used for a coagulant for making cheese. Dandelions only grow about 6 to 10 inches tall, have yellow flowers and are used in salads, not for pain control. Poisonous look alikes: Comfrey and foxglove. The plant thrives in shady, moist places, so look for it near streams, springs, ponds or anywhere near a water source. It is delicious just crunched on raw or made into a salad. For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. Poisonous look alikes: None, Dandelion (no need for a picture – we all know what it looks like!). Like spinach, Lamb’s Quarters (and especially the seeds) contains oxalic acid, which can prevent the absorption of iron and calcium, but the oxalic acid breaks down when cooked. Overview Information Wild lettuce is a plant. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. It is delicious just crunched on raw or made into a salad. Poisonous Look Alikes. Miner's lettuce, a native winter annual broadleaf plant, is part of a complex of species and subspecies with slightly varying characteristics. As a result, the pea family could be considered a toxic look-alike for itself. The Hypochoeris radicata (hye-poe-KÊ-ris rad-i-KAY-ta) is also called by several other names usually involving “cat’s ear” such as “Smooth Cat’s Ear” or “Spotted Cat’s Ear.” See pictures at right. It also causes a natural aversion to tobacco and is currently being used in stop smoking preparations. Therefore, picking nettles should be done while wearing long sleeves and rubber gloves. It is sweet and crunchy, absolutely delicious! A few varieties, however are deadly. Harvest fresh young edible leaves in spring. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Poultice of hot leaves is bound onto cuts and wounds to draw out thorns, splinters, boils and inflammation. Lobelia siphilitica and Lobelia inflata have basically the same uses. A decoction of the roots is used to alleviate toothache and also relieve cramps and convulsions. The spurges also grow low along the ground, generally under 3", and they too can grow higher. Miner’s Lettuce Chickweed is abundant and easy to find in the early spring. Lobelia is native to Eastern North America south to Alabama and west to Kansas, from southeastern Canada (Nova Scotia to southeast Ontario), but it can be grown from seed in USDA hardiness zones 3-9. For chest complaints, smoke the leaves – 1st year leaves are the best. And of course, the defining trait of wild opium lettuce is its sap. The dried leaves are sometimes smoked (yes, smoked – even though that sounds counter-intuitive) to relieve the irritation of the respiratory mucus membranes, and the hacking cough of consumption. The leaves, root, and the flowers are anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, nervine, and vulnerary. From a thick, long, tap root, dark brown outside, white and milky white inside, grow long jaggedly toothed leaves, shiny, dark to light green and growing in the shape of a rosette close to the ground. Each plant has its own card which you can easily remove from the secure metal ring while you’re out foraging. Properties. They are whitish with a soft, dense mass of hairs on both sides, which make them feel very furry and thick. Take in ½ cup doses 2 to 4 times daily, during a cold or flu. Snakeroot . Poisonous look alikes: Poisonous plants with small white flowers that may be confused with yarrow include mayweed chamomile (Anthemis cotula), western water hemlock (Cicuta douglasii, poison hemlock) and spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata, spotted parsley, spotted cowbane). The hills of Iowa City are rich with “forest gold,” … Water Hemlock and Purple Anjelica both grow in the bogs up north in the lake country side by side. The second false dandelion is better known and more wide-spread. For men, nettle root treats symptoms of benign protatic hyperplasia (BHP) and increases free testosterone. Sweeten if desired. You must log in or register to reply here. take in ½ cup doses every 3 hours for stomach, kidney, gallbladder, and liver problems. I suppose you could cook miner’s lettuce, but I cannot imagine why you would. Caution is advised as an overdose of lobelia may cause dizziness, nausea, hypotension, vomiting, stupor, tremors, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and death. Gear. It also relaxes the respiratory and neuro-muscular system and acts as a nervine and antispasmodic. Take l/2 ml or 15-20 drops of the tincture. Young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach, sautéed, etc. Please note that I am not condoning the eating of random pea pods … The decoction is also used externally to treat rheumatic pains, wounds and ulcers. Poisonous Spurges: Euphorbia varieties. Note: Comfrey is not really poisonous, but in larger internal doses can cause liver problems. This is where the medicinal properties come from. Other herbs that will reduce or entirely reduce the sting are dandelion, horsetail, leaf of dock (sheep sorrel, yellow or curled dock although not burdock which is a member of the aster family), and jewelweed. Believe it or not, this ‘weed’ you pull from your garden is sold in stores in Europe, and was Ghandi’s favorite food. 13 Toxic Wild Plants That Look Like Food. The spurges also grow low along the ground, generally under 3", and they too can grow higher. Fill with 80-100 proof vodka, and shake frequently for 4-6 weeks. A few years ago, when I wanted miners lettuce for the kitchen, I had to order it from special purveyors on the West Coast, and it would usually come in anywhere from 10-20$/lb-an insanely high price for salad greens, but, as a chef that values wild ingredients, and hates micro greens, miner’s lettuce gave me another green to use as a garnish that was unique, beautiful, and delicate. While he was waiting, he decided to pull all those pesky weeds that were growing so healthily. This guide focuses on wild edible plants that that are relatively easy to identify and have no deadly poisonous look-alikes. Plantain is considered a common and noxious weed by some and a miracle plant by others. It is vital that you can identify the wild edible plants that you intend to utilize. There are no poisonous look alikes to common mallow. Abraham Lincolns mother . Mullein Always seems like the poison ones and the look alikes grow in the same vicinity. Yes the are miners lettuce, but, what the heck are they doing around this time of year???? It is also an excellent source of Vitamin A (1320 IU/100 g – 44% of the RDA), vitamin C, some of the B-complex vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and carotenoids as well as iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and manganese. They don’t even look alike. Some say the crushed leaves smell like turpentine. I said in my book “God’s Gladiators” that lettuce is poisonous, it destroys your immune system and makes you allergic to almost everything. All the plants listed here are found in Riverside County. All parts are edible. You guys say that they grow in. It is best picked and eaten in the spring before flowering. Dandelion Herbal Tea: 2 oz. It is used both internally and externally in the treatment of a wide range of ailments. Flowers bloom April thru Sept. The whole plant is used in alternative medicine as an astringent, relieves flatulance, soothes and protects mucous membranes, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, brings down fever, heals wounds. Mullein Mullein is found all over in North America it is exceedingly abundant. Wikipedia is a great plant source. If you don't know anybody who you can have a casual conversation with, I suppose you could call poison control (the number automatically forwards to a local university extension service) and describe the plant. It, like some other vegetables like spinach contains oxalic acid, so people with oxalate urinary tract stones, should probably cook it slightly which reduces/removes the oxalic acid. It is used in some antismoking products. Change ). They were a poisonous look-alike, of which there are several. Externally, a medicinal poultice of the leaves is applied to sunburn, ulcers, tumors and piles. Gear. Miner's lettuce is a small, herbaceous, slightly succulent annual plant. Recently bought a book on poisonous plants . I usually give it a whirl in my salad spinner, drain the water, and use it throughout the week, or even as long as 12 days (not that I generally don't eat it much before then). Lamb’s Quarters contains iron, vitamin B12, B1, C, A and protein, phosphorous, calcium than even cabbage and spinach. The other common names of this plant are Indian lettuce, spring beauty, winter purslane, or miner’s lettuce. Poisonous look alikes: None Latest. Yep, that weed you’re always trying to get rid of in your lawn. As a potherb, nettles tastes similar to spinach and cucumber when cooked, and is rich in vitamins A, C, iron, potassium, manganese and calcium. A decoction (STRONG tea) of the roots is used in the treatment of a wide range of complaints including diarrhea, dysentery, gastritis, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, cystitis, bronchitis, inflammation of mucous membranes, sinusitis, coughs, asthma and hay fever. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. These plants have little hollow hairs that break off when touched and contain several compounds that cause painful stinging. The whole plant is edible, but the seeds should be eaten sparingly unless they are cooked. Yarrow is also beneficial in bringing down fever and removing toxins from the system through increased perspiration. Dandelion is found growing in pastures, lawns, waste ground, sand, rocks, even cracks in concrete. Dandelion is also used for the treatment of the gall bladder, kidney and urinary disorders, gallstones, jaundice, cirrhosis, hypoglycemia, dyspepsia with constipation, edema associated with high blood pressure and heart weakness, chronic joint and skin complaints, gout, eczema and acne. They also grow out of a central point. An infusion of the dried herb is used in coughs and hoarseness, and is beneficial in the treatment of kidney complaints. Tea: An aromatic tea can be made by boiling 1 tbs. Purslane It can be grown as a cut and come again crop[183]. Fresh or dried pigweed leaves can be used to make tea. Mullein has been used as an alternative medicine for centuries, and the value of Mullein as a proven medicinal herb is now backed by scientific evidence. The flowers are white, tiny, 1/16 to 1/8 inch in diameter and star-like. JavaScript is disabled. Poisonous look alikes: None. Gather edible leaves and flowers anytime, roots in spring. Some edible plants have deadly poisonous look-alikes. 13 Toxic Wild Plants That Look Like Food. An infusion of the herb has shown of benefit in the treatment of glandular fever, tonsilitis, hepatitis and cystitis. To retain the majority of vitamins, eat purslane raw. Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata) was, without a doubt, my favorite as a child. By Tim MacWelch. New research indicates its use as an effective antihistamine. It can be green or purplish green. This will be a important food and medicine source in the future. Infusion: Pour 1 cup of boiling water into l/4 to l/2 teaspoonful of the dried herb and let steep for l0 to l5 min. It is found worldwide and grows almost in all places. To create this list, I took into account each plant’s toxicity, growing range, and degree of similarity to its edible look-alikes. Decant plant material and compost. The fresh plant or juice is used as a medicinal poultice for wounds, ulcers and many other skin problems. The plant can be found flourishing in waste lands, countryside, meadows, pastures, edges of the railway tracks, along the highways. This is evident through its similar thick and succulent-type leaves. It is a safe and effective treatment for bleeding, it quickly stops blood flow and encourages the repair of damaged tissue. There is another species that is edible too and tastes just as good called Siberian Miners Lettuce (Claytonia sibirica) and both look the same as the second picture when they are just coming out of the ground. An infusion of the root encourages the steady elimination of toxins from the body. High in omega 3’s – more than some fish oils. Do not use yarrow during pregnancy, for undiagnosed bleeding, or for more than two weeks. Leaves are narrow, lance-shaped and are rough along the margins and surface, the prickles pointing backwards. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. If you are searching for a ground cover to incorporate in the landscape, look no farther than Claytonia miners lettuce. The seeds are considered toxic. Here in the Pacific NW, they come up after the first half of May and can be seen sometimes as late as the end of June that I have seen, maybe even later. Redroot Pigweed Lamb’s Quarters The seed is very small but easy to harvest and very nutritious. Perhaps it grows kind of like Horse Tail, where first there is one type of shoot that comes up, and then dies down, and then another type of "shoot" comes up, all from the same root? Strain before use. Mullein is found all over in North America it is exceedingly abundant. There are some Dandelion look alikes to look out for when you’re foraging for Dandelion. Dandelions of course, but also their cousins, prickly lettuce, cat’s ear and wild chicories. With a little research it’s easy to tell the difference, and rewarding to find your own delicious chanterelles. The plant has an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Staphococcus aureus, pneumococci, meningococci, Bacillus dysenteriae, B. typhi, C. diphtheriae, proteus. Yarrow can also be used as a stimulant for the circulatory system and is also useful in lowering blood pressure. A decoction (strong tea) of the whole plant is taken internally post-partum as it promotes menstrual discharge, promotes secretion of milk and is a circulatory tonic. Yarrow is also an efficient diuretic (an agent that promotes urine production and flow) and helps in letting out excessive fluids and toxins through enhanced urination. A few years ago, when I wanted miners lettuce for the kitchen, I had to order it from special purveyors on the West Coast, and it would usually come in anywhere from 10-20$/lb-an insanely high price for salad greens, but, as a chef that values wild ingredients, and hates micro greens, miner’s lettuce gave me another green to use as a garnish that was unique, beautiful, and delicate. It is so high in vitamins that it will cure scurvy. Miner’s lettuce is perfectly fine when in flower — unlike most spring greens — but pick before the flower stalk gets too long. They can be employed with equal benefit when made into cigarettes (although – to avoid the burning paper, I’d use a pipe), for asthma and spasmodic coughs in general. Tincture: Use roots and leaves. The leaves and the seed are medicinal used as an antibacterial, antidote, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cough suppressant, cardiac, soothes and protects mucous tissues, diuretic, expectorant, stops bleeding, laxative, poultice, brings down fever, and killing or expelling worms. Dandelion is a powerful diuretic but does not deplete the body of potassium. Without a doubt, this was my favorite as a child, I picked and crunched on this stuff by the handfuls. Hunger can start to make anything look like food. This is Claytonia perfoliata. Mallow was the bane of my existence this past summer in my corn patch. My wife and i are looking at the difference between wild onion and it's poisonous look alike, "Crow poison". The best guides clearly explain identification, collection, and preparation techniques. Miners lettuce is closely related to the wild purslane plant. Common mallow is useful externally for wounds, boils, skin rashes, insect bites, pimples, eczema, acne and swellings. Yarrow makes it a versatile remedy which when applied externally is useful in curing cuts and wounds, burns and ulcers as well as swollen and irritating (inflammatory) skin. Place in blender or crush, fill jar, cover with olive oil, set in warm place for 2 weeks. Here’s an article below that might explain why it’s so toxic. The second false dandelion is better known and more wide-spread. Plantain is very easy to cultivate, it succeeds in any soil and prefers a sunny spot. Yarrow also helps to get relief from a bladder infection marked by pain as well as frequent, painful urination, irritable bladder, bladder stones and irritation. Poisonous look alikes: None. Crow poison dose not smell like onion. Your pictures are great making it easier to identify in my yard as eating poisonous plants has stopped me from trying out all these wonderful beneficial greens. 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