- Wood Sorrel
Chickweed has a tiny line of hair on one side of the stem, tear-shaped leaves, and grows a tiny white star-shaped flower.
Edible parts: leaves, stems, flowers
There are a few flowers that look similar to dandelion, but a dandelion can be easily identified by its leaves. Dandelion leaves make an arrowhead shape at the top of the leaf. Other leaves are more rounded.
Edible parts: The whole plant. Roots, leaves, stem, flowers
Plantain grows everywhere except the Antartica. The bottom of the leaf stem has a purple/red color, and the leaves are thicker with strong, raised veins on the back.
Edible parts: leaves
Wood Sorrel (also known as sour grass) has a distinct delicious lemony flavor. My girls really enjoy this plant as a treat! Its leaves are heart-shaped, and the flower color can vary. In my area, the most common flower color for wood sorrel is yellow.
Edible parts: flowers, leaves
What plants have you taught your kids to identify?