Yellow Stonecrop (Sedum) Wild Edible Plant in the Rocky Mountains

Yellow Stonecrop (sedum)

Wild edible plant and flower, the yellow stonecrop (sedum)

Wild edible plant and flower, the yellow stonecrop (sedum)

Rocky mountain wildflower the yellow stonecrop (sedum)This is a fairly common wild edible plant found at high elevations in the rocky mountains. You will find it in mostly sunny-full sun areas. It prefers well drained soils and grows really well in gravelly/rocky areas.

Eating the Yellow Stonecrop

This plant/flower has a fairly acidic flavor making in pretty good only in moderation. If you eat too much you are likely to get a stomach ache. This will go perfectly added to a salad of various other wild edible plants.

Parts of the yellow stonecrop you can eat

  • Flowers: These can be eaten as is or added to salad. You can also pickle these flowers with other foods to give a very unique flavor and add nice color to your foods. 
  • The leaves and stem: These can be used in salads or eaten as is, but be aware too much will surely cause you a stomach ache. This is a wild edible plant, but you will not be able to eat a whole basket of it at once.  As always you should avoid taking too many wildflowers and wild edible plants all from the same area. You should also try to only take parts of plants and leave some there to grow and repopulate the area. Be sure to exercise cation while eating and identifying all wild edible plants that you aren’t familiar with.

 

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