Midwest Foraging Seasons

This page will cover all of the seasons to find wild edible foods (plants, mushrooms, and bugs) here in the Midwest. Some plants listed below are NOT edible but they are good plants to learn if you love foraging.


gill over the ground

wooly mulein

Littleleaf Buttercup
Spring greens = April 27th 2023, Flower buds = May 22 2023

Common Motherwort (burs)
April 27th 2023

Artemisia vulgaris
Mugwort (possible Common Wormwood)
April 27th, 2023

Rudbeckia lacinata
Wild Golden Glow
April 27th ’23, May 1 ’23

Coprinellus Micaceus
Mica Cap
May 1st ’23

Hydrophyllum virginianum
Virginia Waterleaf
May 1st, 2023

Dicentra cucullaria
Dutchman’s Breeches

May 7th, 2023 FLOWERING!

May 7th

Wild spinach
may 7th