Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by chelloveck, Dec 31, 2014.
A free .pdf download, listing perennial edible plants in the USA.
Saved this one to print, too! Thanks!
For those who don't like adobe...
Perennial Plants and Vegetables
Below is a list of edible plants commonly grown in gardens, arranged by growth habit. Many types of
common weeds and wild plants are also perennial and can be used in salads. Harvest from areas that are
not contaminated by traffic exhaust.
American wild plum, Prunus americana
Apple, Malus domestica
Avocado, Persea americana
Black cherry, Prunus serotina
Chestnut crab, Malus sp.
Choke cherry, Prunus virginiana
Citrus, Citrus sp.
Cornelian cherry, Cornus mas
Eastern Redbud, Cercis occidentalis
Fig, Ficus carica
Glossy black chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa
Hawthorn, Cratagus sp.
Hazel nut, Corylus americana, C. cornuta, C. avellana
Loquat, Eriobotrya japonica
Maidenhair tree, Ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba
Monkey puzzle, Araucaria araucana
Pear, Pyrus sp.
Persimmon, Diospyros sp.
Pin cherry, Prunus pensylvanica
Plum, Prunus sp.
Quince, Cydonia oblonga
Serviceberry, Juneberry, Amelanchier sp.
Sweet Chestnut, Castanea sativa
Tart cherry, Prunus sp.
Grape, River or Frost, Vitis riparia
Grape, Table or Wine, Vitis sp.
Kiwi, Actinidia sp.
Shrubs and Berries
American elderberry, Sambucus canadensis
American highbush crannberry, Viburnum trilobatum
Black berry, Rubus allegheniensis
Black raspberries, Rubus occidentalis
Blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium, V. corybosium
Cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon
Elderberry, Sambucus nigra
Golden currants, Ribes aureum
Golden raspberries, Rubus sp.
Gooseberries, Ribes spp.
Hobblebush, Viburnum alnifolium
Honeyberry, Lonicera caeruleHuckberry, Vaccinium sp.
Huckle berry, Gaylussacia baccata
Lingonberry, Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Nannyberry, Viburnum lentago
Red raspberries, Rubus idaeus
Regent Serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent'
Sea berry, Hippophae rhamnoides
Silverbuffalo berry, Sheperdia argentea
Smooth sumac, Rhus glabra
Staghorn sumac, Rhus typhina
Strawberry, alpine, Fragaria vesca
Strawberry, Fragaria virginiana
Thimbleberry, Rubus parviflorus
Wild rose, Rosa blanda or sp.
Anise hyssop, Agastache foeniculum
Basil, Ocimum basilicum
Catnip, Nepeta cataria
Chives, Allium schoenoprasum
Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare
Feverfew, Chrysanthemum parthenium
French tarragon, Artemisia dranunculus
Garlic chives, Allium tuberosum
Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia
Lovage, Levisticum officinale
Mint, Mentha sp.
Oregano, Origanum vulgare
Parsley, Petroselinum crispum
Rosemary, Rosemarinus officinalis
Shiso, Japanese Red Mint, Perilla frutescens
Thyme, Thymus vulgaris
Perennial Vegetables and Greens
Arrowhead, Sagittaria sagittifolia
Arugula, rocket, Diplotaxis erucoides
Asparagus, Asparagus officinalis
Chicory, Cichorium sp.
Comfrey, Symphytum sp.
Earth Pea, Lathyrus tuberosa
Elephant Garlic, Allium ampeloprasum
Galangal, Thai ginger, Alpinia galangal
Garlic, Allium sativum
Ginger, Zingiber officinale
Globe artichoke, Cynara scolymus
Golden shallots, Allium cepa var. aggregatum
Ground nut, Agrios americana
Horseradish, Amoracia sp.
Jerusalem artichokes, sunchoke, Helianthus tuberosus
New Zealand Spinach, Tetragonia
Oca, New Zealand yam, Oxalis tuberosa
Peruvian parsnip, Arracacia xanthorrhiza
Rhubarb, ''Rhuem rhabarbarumSea beet, Beta vulgaris ssp.maritima
Sea kale, Crambe maritima
Sorrel, Rumex acetosa
Sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas
Taro, Colocasia esculenta
Turmeric, Indian saffron, Curcuma domestica
Waterchestnuts, Eleocharis dulcis
Welsh onion, Allium sp.
Yacon, Smallanthus sonchifolius
Yam, Dioscorea batata
The list of perennials is surprisingly long. Good for guerrilla / covert gardens that you can largely set and forget, particularly with plants that aren't readily identifiable by the average zombie rube.
You're welcome. Knowing the plants' light requirements helps a lot...it means that niches, say in understory positions beneath trees can be profitably filled without losing plant vigour and productivity. I know that with some of my container plants, I have had to change their location due to having too much light or too little light for their good health.
Very true...some are pretty invasive on there though...so if you're putting them in your own home garden - look closer before you scatter seeds everywhere.
I bought some common milkweed seeds with my Amazon Christmas money for their multi-usage. Not only are they edible, but their fluff is good for as a cheap/plentiful substitute for goose down for insulating bedding/clothing, and they attract butterflies which is also good for pollination.
Rhubarb is on the edible plant list you posted. I love it and have ordered some plants to add to my landscape. Since then someone said that rhubarb is poisonous to pets.
I found an article that sort of said it was but not really the specifics. I am assuming that it is only poisonous if the pet eats the leaves, not if they rub against it. I am concerned now and wondering if I need to fence off the rhubarb from my dog.
Pet Poisoning Symptoms - Your Rhubarb Plants Can Be Harmful
Rhubarb | ASPCA
reading that makes me concerned. My dog doesn't go around eating plants but he will lick things. It does make me think I should fence it in. I was really hoping to just plant rhubarb and let it grow. There is no harvesting the first year. I read that rhubarb was toxic to deer so they won't eat it unless they are extremely hungry. I figured elk would also leave it alone. Never thought of my dog when I ordered it.
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