Wild Edibles Forage

Explore free edible plants in your backyard The ultimate foraging guide : identify, cultivate, and prepare over 250 plants! Created in collaboration between "Wildman" Steve Brill, Becky Lerner, Christopher Nyerges, and Winterroot.

• Identify using up to 8 images per plant (over 1,000 images in total!)
• Now includes map enabled notes - privately track locations of your favorite plants
* Filter by region, season, and other plant attributes
• West coast specific plants from Becky Lerner and Christopher Nyerges
• New cultivation information helps wild plants stay forgeable year after year
• The same identification, harvesting, preparation, and recipes from the "Wildman" you've already learned, plus 50 more!
• Choose to download high resolution versions of images

Now your favorite foraging reference and identification tool has a sleek new interface and even more content! In addition to hundreds of plants from nationally renowned forager “Wildman” Steve Brill, we are very excited to announce contributions from west coast foragers Rebecca Lerner and Christopher Nyerges.

If this isn’t enough for you (as it wasn’t for us), you’ll be delighted to know we’ve also added geolocated notes! How does it work? When you add a note you now have the option to add a location. Should you choose to, your note will be added to a map right at the point you are standing. Now you can tag stands and specific plants to return to later! These notes are also added in a list for for easy viewing.

Wild Edibles is a massive compendium of foraging knowledge suitable for beginners and experts alike. Use this app at home as a quick reference, or in the field as a replacement for cumbersome field guides. Providing the subject's most comprehensive resource in a compact digital form, this app takes wild edible plants to a whole new level of accessibility.

Know first of all that this version of the application is a complete rewrite - necessary for us to continue to offer the app - but this means that in a small set of situations crashes may occur. We have crash reporting installed on all apps, and are working to fix crashes when we see them. If you have a specific issue, please just send us a support request and we can work together to determine the issue. We are ready and waiting to make sure everyone has the best experience possible!!

Wild Edibles Forage App Description & Overview

The applications Wild Edibles Forage was published in the category Food & Drink on 2011-04-15 and was developed by WinterRoot LLC. The file size is 389.09 MB. The current version is 2.8 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

+ Bug and Crash Fixes
+ Better logging for debugging of image download problems
+ Fixed image aspect ratio issues

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Wild Edibles Forage Reviews

A BlueBird

A Great Reference for the Field  A BlueBird  5 star

This app is a very handy guide to have if you are getting into foraging. Mobile yet detailed, it has a lot of great features that will help you learn and record your findings. I have had little trouble so far with the minor bugs mentioned. I am looking forward to social media being added so users can share info. If you get an opportunity to join one of "Wildman" Brill's foraging walks, for goodness sakes, don't miss it! It is a great experience.


Lots of info, but could use more organization.  vibeichi  3 star

I live on the east coast of Florida, north of Jupiter. I try to look up edible plants in my area and can't seem to narrow it down to my region. There is no database for the southeastern area of the US. I am nervous about trying the plants here, except obvious ones like clover and dandelion, because it is hard to find ways to match them to this database and then to my region. What would be good is to avoid the plant pages to what states they are seen in, and perhaps their characteristics so people can search by adding tags that match up. For example "Florida, spiky leaves, hairy stems, dark red berries", which would return any results featuring those tags, while filtering out the rest. For the money paid to own this app, which is great by all other standards except filtering, it would really increase its value immensely, especially in the field. For goodness sake, after all this time, please send someone to the south east to study the plants here and add them to your database.

Magic Rainbow Doctor

Great resource!  Magic Rainbow Doctor  5 star

This app is awesome. A must have for being out in the field.

Sabrina Raspberries

A fabulous field guide for foraging in your pocket  Sabrina Raspberries  5 star

I love this app, it's worth every penny! The plants listing is huge and growing. I love that you can search by region and season! There is a tone of pics, info and listings and warnings about poisonous look-alike species. It ALSO lets you add your own field notes. You can add pics, notes and location markers to keep track of plant locations. If you are lucky enough, take a walking tour with Wildman Steve Brill. He's not only a wonderful teacher but also a real NY character! His entertaining tours are full of history, myths, culinary & medicinal uses, and family friendly cornball humor. It's a guaranteed good time!


Good information but small bug  ColouredTea  4 star

Has good information on wild edibles and how to prepare them as well as information on poisonous plants but for some reason I can't get all of the images to be downloaded. I reset the download fully and other times just rezip it but I can't get all of the photos. It's never the same photos either. Only around 6 or so though so it's not too bad.


Great !  tktktktk234234234  5 star

I downloaded this in the fall and had a great time looking for edible plants in my hood. I can't wait to go out looking again in each season. The plant photos are really helpful in ID'ing things, and I love that you can search by region (helpful when I travel). Fantastic app!


Crashes  softiee  1 star

Crashes anytime I try to get new plants or photo's. Poor design needs to be more like identification key format. 😑😐 I should have learned my lesson any app that I have paid for has been a flop. 🙄😣


Broken  Jmm23669  1 star

App is broken.

Court Travis King

Awesome App  Court Travis King  5 star

Steve Brill is an incredible guy and forager. This application is a great way to learn to identify plants in an area and use them to make recipes, psych out friends, and just enjoying nature. Don't forget to take a tour, it's a great a"experience. He is hilarious!


Best App to Use out in the Wild  chocolateshaikh  5 star

The app is so informative, easy to use and really packs tons of usable knowledge! I use it on all my hikes, camping and anytime I even sit in a park. You will be surprised to discover plants you usually paid no attention to! Steve Brill is the best teacher and definitely the best person to take advice from on all things nature. Get this APP! Take his Foraging classes! One of the best hobbies I ever picked up :)


Love it!!!!!  Colasante  5 star

This is just what an app needs to be. You can choose which plants you want to see for each season as well! Wildman is a self-taught forager. I remember foraging with him. His sense of humor even in this resonates clearly.

beginner forager

Helps me forage on my own  beginner forager  5 star

I took a class with Steve Brill in central park a few weeks ago and afterwards bought the app. Since then, it’s helped me to confidently identify a handful of wild plants that I’ve brought home and cooked with. It’s also got great directions on how to prep and store and cook. Definitely worth the price, considering the potential to save on simple groceries like garlic, greens, tea, etc.


We love this app  handsomejex  5 star

We love the app, even more so after the tour of prospect park to reinforce what we learned foraging too! Highly recommend for homeschoolers, encourage your young naturalist explorers with detailed info as you interact with nature.

R Spellman

Right from the Source  R Spellman  5 star

I bought this app from Steve the Wildman Brill for one reason; it was created from first hand knowledge and he is accessible to meet and talk to. He offers first hand accounts of all the plants he speaks of. I am using this on a 4th gen ipod touch. I like the categories that each plant entry offers (uses, recipes, warnings) and the ability to take your own notes. There also seems to be good vision for future enhancements. My kids and I are already out gathering and cooking great stuff!

Jennifer Castello

User friendly and lots of fun!  Jennifer Castello  5 star

Very handy reference for foragers, herbalists, and anyone with any natural curiosity about what's growing around them! Great pictures make safe identification easy. Lots of focus on safety. A definite must if going on a foraging tour with The Wildman, and a great companion to the books!


Not as great as other reviewers said, but ok.  evilpeekey  4 star

This app has several things going for it, the excellent color photos, warnings about poisonous lookalike plants, cross references. The thing that bugged me was the disclaimer popping up each time the app was opened. Once at time of purchase is ok, not each time the app is opened. Also, a little pricey. But still ok.

Fifi Raphael

Wild Edibles - Excellent Resource  Fifi Raphael  5 star

Very helpful. The photos and diagrams simplify identification and ruling out of various plants. I highly recommend this app.

Eric Sclare

Wild Edibles  Eric Sclare  5 star

Super informative and easy to navigate . Multiple pictures and illustrations of each plant. All the info you need. How to spot, harvest,cook,etc. So much easier to pull out your cell phone than lug around a book or two and search through them dirty hands. I highly recommend this app!

Vee Bee

Easy to use  Vee Bee  5 star

Useful app that is simple to navigate. Refer to it often for help identifying edibles. Wildman's tours are great too.

Novice forager

Great Resource  Novice forager  5 star

Starting my voyage into learning more about wild edible foods and I've really been enjoying this app...it's laid out nice for an easy interface with clear pictures that help to identify different edible plants....it gets into harvesting, medicinal uses, the nutritional constituents, recipes, and more!......that's a lot of bang for the buck...plus I like supporting people who are on a mission to educate others with healthy and useful information...cheers! Get this App !

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