Top Thirty Wild Foods

in Western North Carolina

75 by type
100 by month
150 by name

These twenty plants and ten mushrooms make up 90% of the volume of edibles to be found in our area. If you live elsewhere, what is most common in your area may be different.

The edibles on this list are here because they are the most common, not because they are the tastiest or the easiest to identify. Keep in mind that our area is also home to at least one common deadly mushroom and one common deadly plant. Always learn from an expert, preferably your parents.

Twenty Plants

Ten Mushrooms

You can’t learn to forage from a website.
Always learn from an expert, preferably your parents.