Hazel catkins

Yellow catkins, the male flowers of the hazel tree. You could see them in my last collection of early spring wild edible plants, but are they really edible?


This plant has many special talents, cold endurance is just one of them. I think it is one of the most underrated plants, which still is often regarded as nothing more than persistent weed. For me dandelion is an outstanding symbol of wealth!

Spruce and Pine

The two most common coniferous trees in Sweden: Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and Norway spruce (Picea abies) both have edible parts. While in spring you will be interested in young shoots and male and female flowers (cones), but in winter the needles will be your treasure. 

Wild raspberry

My fav edible bush. I am not talking here just about fruits. There is so much more to love about raspberry.


Chickweed feels at home in rich soil with plenty of moisture.  In favorable conditions, it will grow lushly and blanket the whole ground with a carpet of small leaves and tiny white flowers.

Garlic Mustard

One of common and easy to identify plant for foraging in early spring. Can be find on forest edges and hedgerows. Have pungent and slightly bitter taste.