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I live in Norway so by definition I'm very poor :p haha.

So I decided that I'm going to try to eat more of nature since I'm in the middle of nowhere and there are lots of forest around. This is my first year in Norway where I will be able to do this and I want to create a local encyclopedia about all the edible foods and make a little booklet so I can learn all the details about everything that I can eat.

Nature foods taste much better I think then supermarket food.

I have made a lot of pictures from local plants and mushrooms and I'm looking for help to help identify all those plants, and/or if you know what uses these plants normally have and/or if they are edible! I want to see if I can make a good dieet just eating from nature..

These are the pictures:


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« Svar #1 skrivet: 08 jun-17 kl 11:42 »
Books regarding edible plants and mushrooms already exists. Visit the nearest local library to take a good look.

But you have to learn at least a bit of Norwegian and/or Swedish to use them. Or mayby using the books together with a dictinary will teach you the local language.

None of the mushrooms in your pictures are edible for food. Some may be useful for other purposes such as medicinal purposes or making tinder.

None of the plants in the pictures are "food" for humans, and some are notoriously difficult to identify exactly (especially from pictures), and belong to groups of plants that contain both (more or less) edible plants and poisonous plants (and roots).
For instance the plant depicted with its root, may be an edible plant, but it can also be a mildly poisonous one.

Try some simple and easy to identify plants such as dandelion or ground elder to name two examples. Common plants close to any place where people have lived.

Remenber that except on your own owned plot, it is forbidden to cut living trees, or to cut branches or leaf from trees. Digging up entire plants is also restricted, so check the local rules.

In spring and early summer, there is little food growing in the forest for humans. When the berries ripen and the wild mushrooms start to grow, there is a lot of food available.

But good books and person as a guide to local plants and local rules would help you a lot. Sometimes the smell of a plant is an important identifier.


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« Svar #2 skrivet: 08 jun-17 kl 11:47 »
Sorry, I looked trough the pictures once more, and saw that ground elder in one of the pictures, and that plant is of course edible.
And I forgot to mention nettles, young plants are excellent for making soup, as filling in omellete or pie.


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« Svar #3 skrivet: 08 jun-17 kl 12:07 »
Even if you can eat some wild plants, very few of them provide any sustainable nutrients. And the few who does, don't do it this time of year, since they still gather nutrients.


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« Svar #4 skrivet: 26 aug-17 kl 15:50 »
Beware of eating the plant with the four leaves on picture P5200653 and some of the other photos, it´s belladonna, an old medical herb, very poisonous! And of course, not very wild...
I also see som edible plants (or their fruits, nuts and berries are edible) for example raspberries, hazelnut and rönn (I don´t know the English word för "rönn", but it´s probably something similar in Norse) 8) .
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« Svar #5 skrivet: 26 aug-17 kl 16:51 »
The tree right after the many pictures of bracket fungus is beech, so you must be in southern Norway. They will soon have nuts that are edible in small quantities.

There are so many pictures that I don't really know where to start  :P


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« Svar #6 skrivet: 27 aug-17 kl 01:31 »
Hallo Edward,most of the mushroms and plants of your pictures is not edible.
But the plant next after the white flowers,is edible.The name is Fireweed.You can use the hole plant with the root,
It is better to harwest before its bloming,now the leaves is a little bit bitter.
The leave looking like an umbrella is edible,but more used for the,is called Ladys mantle.A wimens herb.
Im going to Norway next week and if you want,i can drop in and take a looke what you have in your surroundings.


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« Svar #7 skrivet: 27 aug-17 kl 20:47 »
That little one with for leaves and a single black berry in the middle is Snakeberry (Herb Paris??) and it is wery poisonous, the berries are also poisonous, it is NOT edible.

The mushrrom with a deep red rim is loosly translated to Fire dermatophytes (correct English word for the dermatophytes mushrooms?)
and the mushrrom with a grey rim is False tinder (dermatophytes)
They are not poisonous, but not edible (Because They hawe a structure that remain of soft wood).

The little white flowers with green leaves are wood anemone, they are poisonous, and not edible.

Are possibly the leaves of Lilly of the Walley, they are poisonous and deadly!
Even the red berries are deadly!

Looks like Squirrel berries (Maianthemum bifolium), they are mild poisonous, but not deadly.
The red berries are not edible, but slightly poisonous with a sweet taste.

(dew)mantle, not edible, but not poisonous either.

That is a Birch tree plant. (Not poisonous)

Young maple tree. (Not poisonous, but this spices can NOT be used to produce maple syrup, since rhey don´t hawe sweet sap.).

Some type of Salix tree, not edible, not poisonous either.

Possible rowan tree, not poisonous, edible, but extremly bitter taste orange berries.

Wild strawberry plant.
Edible berries, with a sweet taste.

Edible, but has a extremly bitter taste.

Some type of horsetail, possibly wood horsetail.
Not edible, not poisonous.

Dandelion leaves.
Edible, but hawe a wery bitter taste.

Moose plant/ meadowsweet
Not edible, not poisonous.
But You can make tea of the leaves.

Nordic Maple.
Not edible, not poisonous can NOT produse any sap uasable for syrup.

More maple pants... Same as abowe.

Poisonous, not edible.

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