Wild Arkansas

May 3, 2011

Filed under: foraging, organic greens, trails — Tags: , , — WildArkansas @ 5:31 pm

For locals ready to get out and gather, our wait is finally over.

Spring is here. Right?  After this last bout of bad weather I’m hesitant to say we can “Spring” into action once again. But I’m ready to make a go of it.

I’m currently in Siloam Springs (awaiting the asparagus) and have started walking along the Dogwood Springs Trail again. All kinds of green beings are poking their heads out.

This morning’s observations:

Poke greens, curly dock, sheep sorrel, wild carrot, lambsquarters, dandelion, chick weed, chicory (greens), lady fingers…

I know there’s more to come soon. Someone mentioned wild plums this morning (which I’ve never collected) so I’m on the lookout.

An added note: I’m not currently having the regular walks, but if you happen to be coming by Siloam in the coming weeks, shoot me an email and if there’s time we can take a stroll around the area.

Safe foraging.



  1. hello. i came across your site while i was looking for someone to take mee on medicinals hike. I live in fayetteville and rarely get out of the area. I was wondering if you know of anyone a little closer to mee that may be willing to teach mee about some local wild edibles in the area. I recently started distance school for herbalism and it would be really nice to have someone show mee a few things. I really appriciate any information you have. Have a wonderful day.

    Comment by mee — May 4, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

  2. I am new to the area and would really like to learn to identify edible plants in the wild. I live in Quitman.
    Comment: plants in a park might be contaminated with pesticides and herbicides and rendered unsafe to eat.

    Comment by Myra — May 20, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

  3. Myra, we’re having a Saturday morning walk in Siloam Springs now. Email wildarkansas1 at yahoo dot com for details.

    Comment by WildArkansas — May 20, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

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