Is This Plant Edible? A Native Plant Quiz!
Before we had grocery stores, gardens, or farms, people survived by foraging off the land. It may surprise you how many of our native plant species are perfectly edible! Test your knowledge of edible native plants with this quiz.
Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa)
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Red Sprite Winterberry (Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite')
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)
Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
Inkberry (Ilex glabra)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Virginia rose (Rosa virginiana)
Aren’t you amazed by how many of these native plants are edible? This list only scratches the surface of all the amazing edible plants you can grow in your backyard!
Not bad! If a few of these edible native plants surprised you, you’ll be amazed by just how many are out there. You might even have some edible natives growing in your yard!
You must be a master forager! With all that knowledge, you could probably open a restaurant serving only edible native plants!