View photos of the edible and medicinal plant, Rubus ursinus (California blackberry), profiled in the Wild Edible Series: California.
A passage from Wild Edible Plants of California:
When ripe, Blackberry fruit (not an actual berry but a drupe) are dark purple to black, and usually smaller than store–bought. They are sweet, mildly tart, and delicious when gathered from a healthy and well–hydrated specimen.
View photos of the edible and medicinal plant, Hydrocotyle verticillata (Marsh pennywort), profiled in the Wild Edible Series: California and Texas.
A passage from Wild Edible Plants of the California:
California is home to five species of Pennywort, though only three are widespread or regionally abundant. A wetland/riparian (freshwater) plant, look for Pennywort on the edges of slow–moving (or stagnant) bodies of water/marshes.
A passage from Wild Edible Plants of the Texas:
The raw immature leaves are eaten as a salad, used as a garnish, or steamed–sautéed if in need of a cooked green. Raw, the leaves have a refreshing hint–of–celery taste. The older leaves may be a little tough and slightly bitter.
Author, Researcher, Clinician. Latest titles: Wild Edible Plants of California: Volume 1 (The Essential Forages) (2021), Wild Edible Plants of Utah (2020), Wild Edible Plants of Colorado (2020).