On Monday evening around 20 people gathered in the west of Lund to pick and learn about wild herbs together. By using common knowledge, books and the internet, we found let alone on Högbovägen and on the little path that leads to the dams more than 15 edibles! Check out the pictures for a selection.
Charlotte points out the flowering rosehips (nyponros). Both the leaves and the fruit can be used for jellies or jams.
The flower of the white clover (klöver) has a very sweet taste and is both an aesthetic and tasteful additive to your salad.
Maria is happy to spice up her salad with dandelion (maskros) leaves.
Picking white dead-nettle (vitplister) which are not stingy and of which the white little flower tastes like a sweet treat!
Glad we had a flora encyclopedia with us to compare if we have the right herb and to read up on its medical uses.
Is this the species of camomile (kamomill) that we commonly use for tea? …
We already found black currants (svartvinbär) which will be ripe in July.
And some plants, like the ribwort plantain, can be used for medical purposes (svartkämpar) but also for fun times – like this French game…
… or this plant which sticks to clothes! 🙂
Thanks to everyone for coming, sharing their knowledge and being so enthusiastic! If you are more interested in wild herbs in Skåne, we recommend that you subscribe to the newsletter dags att plocka. These homepages also give more in depth knowledge about all kinds of edibles: skogsskafferiet, skanskasong, edibe plants, Säsongsmat
We wish you a fruitful day and hope to see you in July when it’s time to pick cherries – just follow our blog and Facebook!