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Old 10-04-2011, 09:17 PM
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hi i was wondering where i could get some info on Missouri edible and useful plants or if you had some tips. ty
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Missouri Dept. of Conservation. Apply online for the Missouri Conservationist Magazine. It is free to Missouri residents.
Phone: 573-522-4115, ext 3856 or 3249
E-mail: [email protected]
online: mdc.mo.gov/node/9087
the October issue has a profile of a new book, "Eat your Weeds", by Lisa Lacombe and Nature Shop section has listed
Cooking Wild in Missouri
Missouri's wild Mushrooms
Give it a try. Good luck and enjoy the outdoors.
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hi i was wondering where i could get some info on Missouri edible and useful plants or if you had some tips. ty
I'm trying to learn the same thing. I haven't found a Missouri only source for foraging info yet, but did stumble upon a wonderful blog with lots of info (on everything!). She does a "Weekly Weeder" series that is very useful and I've noticed many of the plants she discusses grow in my yard here in Mid-Mo. Here's a link

http://commonsensehomesteading.blogs...search-results

If you have trouble, use her search bar under the natural health section and search "Weekly Weeder". Hope this helps!
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Missouri Dept. of Conservation. Apply online for the Missouri Conservationist Magazine. It is free to Missouri residents.
Phone: 573-522-4115, ext 3856 or 3249
E-mail: [email protected]
online: mdc.mo.gov/node/9087
the October issue has a profile of a new book, "Eat your Weeds", by Lisa Lacombe and Nature Shop section has listed
Cooking Wild in Missouri
Missouri's wild Mushrooms
Give it a try. Good luck and enjoy the outdoors.
I LOVED that article! I'm excited to learn how to forage for wild edibles myself, although I'm a little worried about making a mistake and eating/serving something poisonous to my kiddo or myself. I've decided to do lots more research before I feel I am "ready" to go wild. Well, other than morels anyway -those I KNOW by heart!
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The University of Kansas published two books on edible wild plants and herbs of the Prairie, many of whom are found in Mo:
http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/kinedi.html
http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/kinmed.html
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kindscher's work.
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Research the indians that lived where you are now and find out thier diet. Many tribes helped along fields of naturally growing plants near thier seasonal camping spots.
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I haven't looked through it yet myself, but here's a link to some PDF files from the Dept. of Conservation here in MO. Hope it helps, and I really need to look through it myself, heheh.

http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/ho...ibles-missouri
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Missouri Dept. of Conservation. Apply online for the Missouri Conservationist Magazine. It is free to Missouri residents.
Phone: 573-522-4115, ext 3856 or 3249
E-mail: [email protected]
online: mdc.mo.gov/node/9087
the October issue has a profile of a new book, "Eat your Weeds", by Lisa Lacombe and Nature Shop section has listed
Cooking Wild in Missouri
Missouri's wild Mushrooms
Give it a try. Good luck and enjoy the outdoors.
Very good post. I use the MO Dept. of Cons'n for very inexpensive seedlings $8/25 usually. You can get a variety of fruit and berry seedlings including currants, elderberries, mulberries, paw paw, pecans, and many other trees and bushes. The seedlings are over 1 foot tall not including roots. I have had good luck with mine. Place your order now!
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Research the indians that lived where you are now and find out thier diet. Many tribes helped along fields of naturally growing plants near thier seasonal camping spots.
go to nutrion data dot C O M

and type in indians

It pulls up quite a few wild edibles under plains indians
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Well there's always, cattails, both the roots, the tender shoots and the top part when it's nice and young. Dandelions, leaves when young, root on a mature plant. Acorns if prepared properly, I believe you have to run like boiling water through them to get rid of the tanic acid, then you can use it like flour. Stinging nettle=like spinach. How is that for a bit of a start with specific plants.
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poke plants were once widely eatin in MO and even gathered and sold to canneries in years past.kind of a free hillbilly spinach from what i hear.id like to try them if anyone has recipes?
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poke plants were once widely eatin in MO and even gathered and sold to canneries in years past.kind of a free hillbilly spinach from what i hear.id like to try them if anyone has recipes?
ill read up on it. its in my edible plants section in my survival book. its pokeweed right?
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I know this is OLD but found this..

http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/ho...ibles-missouri
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Bookstore... You can get that tree hugging mag from MDC but its all flowers and butterflies anymore. Look for wild edibles of the plains states. It will cover you here..
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poke plants were once widely eatin in MO and even gathered and sold to canneries in years past.kind of a free hillbilly spinach from what i hear.id like to try them if anyone has recipes?
We call it poke salad. And it can still be found but if you dont do it right, it can kill you too. As far as recipes, cook it like you would spinage. I think I will check with the old timers and see, but you have to cut off so much of the stalk. But boil it up with some bacon or wilt it and enjoy!

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1650...232192,00.html
http://www.thatsmyhome.com/mainstree...poke-salad.htm
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For poke greens (if I remember correctly), you have to find em young. The older ones are too tough. Best I recall, we used to cook them in bacon grease and butter. I will check and verify the above info ad post back.

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Sorry it took so long! But, I talked to Dad and asked him how we used to fix Poke greens.

He said you have to find them young, as they get really strong as they get older. Put them in a pot with plenty of water, and bring to a boil. He also chopped up bacon or any chunks with plenty of fat. Boil (for the life of me I can't remember how long, sorry. Will find out and edit post.) and while that is boiling he would make a pepper sauce (chopped fresh hot peppers and vinegar).
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