Explore free edible plants in your backyard The ultimate foraging guide : identify, cultivate, and prepare over 250 plants! Created in collaboration between "Wildman" Steve Brill, Becky Lerner, Christopher Nyerges, and Winterroot.
• Identify using up to 8 images per plant (over 1,000 images in total!)
• Now includes map enabled notes - privately track locations of your favorite plants
* Filter by region, season, and other plant attributes
• West coast specific plants from Becky Lerner and Christopher Nyerges
• New cultivation information helps wild plants stay forgeable year after year
• The same identification, harvesting, preparation, and recipes from the "Wildman" you've already learned, plus 50 more!
• Choose to download high resolution versions of images
Now your favorite foraging reference and identification tool has a sleek new interface and even more content! In addition to hundreds of plants from nationally renowned forager “Wildman” Steve Brill, we are very excited to announce contributions from west coast foragers Rebecca Lerner and Christopher Nyerges.
If this isn’t enough for you (as it wasn’t for us), you’ll be delighted to know we’ve also added geolocated notes! How does it work? When you add a note you now have the option to add a location. Should you choose to, your note will be added to a map right at the point you are standing. Now you can tag stands and specific plants to return to later! These notes are also added in a list for for easy viewing.
Wild Edibles is a massive compendium of foraging knowledge suitable for beginners and experts alike. Use this app at home as a quick reference, or in the field as a replacement for cumbersome field guides. Providing the subject's most comprehensive resource in a compact digital form, this app takes wild edible plants to a whole new level of accessibility.
#### IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING CRASHES ###
Know first of all that this version of the application is a complete rewrite - necessary for us to continue to offer the app - but this means that in a small set of situations crashes may occur. We have crash reporting installed on all apps, and are working to fix crashes when we see them. If you have a specific issue, please just send us a support request and we can work together to determine the issue. We are ready and waiting to make sure everyone has the best experience possible!!
+ Fix for intermittent initial image download problems.
Ratings and Reviews
Better in some ways, worse in others
This is still a great app, considering the information you get with each plant and the hi res photos of different species at different seasons, growth stages, roots, etc. It has become glitchy though with the latest updates. The biggest one that gets to me is when you click the warning symbol to see what could be dangerous or maybe a poisonous lookalike, it shows the warning and there is no way to get out of that warning screen. You have to force kill the app and open it back up again, starting over from the beginning. This is annoying, but it’s still the best thing I have come across in either an app or physical book. There are other books on ethnobotany that are more extensive in species (I think one is even mentioned inside the app somewhere), but those books don’t have near the amount of usable information or various photos as this app does. I’m still very happy with this app and hope it never becomes unusable due to iOS updates without app updates. I just hope the little bugs are fixed sometime.
Critics Are Misguided
The critical notes about the technology really miss the absolute wealth of information here that guides the amateur and expert foragers. All of the images and more information that you could hope for all at your mobile fingertips while you’re out and about on your foraging adventure. Unimaginable just a few years ago, and unparalleled in breadth of information, this app is a vital resource to keep in your pocket on your next woodland hunt.
This app is awesome. A must have for being out in the field. In one of the more recent updates, as other have said the warning info pops up with no way to exit. Quite annoying especially because it was not so in earlier versions. Would be great to see this fixed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.