Urban Wild Food walk
(Photo: A decrepit Dandelion growing next to a Hillgrove Street kerbstone.)
On Saturday 18th April Mr. B. Green led an urban 'wild food walk' around Stokes Croft pointing out edible and medicinal plants. A handful of us plodded around Hillgrove street, Jamaica Street, Dove Street South and finnished up in King Square. Lots of species with edible potential were spotted. Whether you'd ever want to eat anything growing in these locations is a different matter.
The following snaps show some of the edible/medicinal wild plants we found and links to their 'Plants for a Future Database' entries:
Ivy-leaved Toadflax. Cymbalaria muralis
Shepherd's Purse. Capsella bursa-pastoris
and Yarrow. Achillea millefolium
Stinging Nettle. Urtica dioica
Cleavers. Galium aparine
and Dandelion. Taraxacum officinale
Daisy. Bellis perennis
Hairy Bittercress. Cardamine hirsuta
Clover. Trifolium repens
and Crow Garlic. Allium vineale
This next set of photos show some of the edible municipal planting we saw on our walk.
Mahonia. Mahonia pinnata
Berberis. Berberis vulgaris
Dog Rose. Rosa canina
Purple Plum. Prunus nigra
Common Lime. Tilia x europaea
Many thanks to Mr. Green for this entertaining and informative walk.