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Perennial plants are the answer to restoring eco-systems and feeding people! We’re on a mission to list every edible perennial in an easy to search database

Ask a gardener to list some edible perennial plants – most will be able to list Asparagus & Rhubarb, and then – um…strawberries?

There’s a whole world of edible perennials, mostly ignored by modern agriculture but eaten & cultivated by indigenous people for millenia. If you want to read more about perennial plants have a look at our blog post –

This database is a work in progress, if you have any suggestions of plants to add – drop us a comment in the box below and we’ll get them listed!

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  1. Carol Houghton 4th Nov 2019 at 2:33 am

    Raspberry, Chives, Parsley, Black currant, Red currant.

    1. The Green Directory 5th Nov 2019 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks for your contribution Carol! all added except for Parsley which is a biennial in temperate climates & an annual in cold climates

      1. Nikki Corey 20th Nov 2019 at 7:08 pm

        Mitsuba! It’s a perennial Japanese parsley substitute. (Not actually parsley, but related and nicknamed “Japanese wild parsley”).

  2. Morna flower 10th Nov 2019 at 4:06 am

    Do you include Daylilies? – edible buds flowers & swillen root tubers + dye & leaves are good for weaving

    1. The Green Directory 11th Nov 2019 at 3:14 pm

      Hi Morna, we sure have! just start typing ‘daylily’ in the ‘common name’ search field and you should see it right away!

  3. Hannah Walters 13th Nov 2019 at 4:21 am

    Fuschia fruits and flowers are all edible, some tastier than others

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