Wild Edibles Lite



    Wild Edibles Lite's review

    Published: 2015-08-06, by .

    An info-packed reference tool for how and what food to forage

    • Tons of detail
    • Glossy photos
    • Easy to navigate
    • Loads of filtering options
    • Crappy design

    "Forage your own food"


    Don't be fooled by the drab and unattractive interface: Wild Edibles is a seriously useful reference guide for anyone interested in foraging their own food. the app is packed with useful information, including where and how to get ingredients from, which parts to use, how to treat them safely, and how to differentiate between poisonous petals from edible perennials.

    As well as a stash of detailed photos, this well-stocked catalog also boasts harvesting methods, preparation instructions, and ripping recipes.


    There are tons of filtering options: you can search by keyword or swipe through image until you find the plant you're looking for, and filter by season, useful parts, habitat, and by whether it is edible, medicinal, or poisonous.

    Each plant profile includes glossy photos and info on how to spot, similar varieties, things to watch out for, harvesting, uses, nutrition, and recipes. There's also a glossary of terms, and lots of helpful and important information to get your teeth into.


    The design needs a bit of an overhaul: it´'s very dated and a little off putting, which is a shame because the app itself is actually great.

    Tags: edible applications

    Jayne Appszoom logo

    by Jayne , Appszoom

    Aug 06, 2015


    Wild Edibles provides an intuitive and easy to use interface for identifying and using wild edible plants, drawing on the outstanding publications and extensive knowledge of "Wildman" Steve Brill.

    + Identify wild edibles using up to 8 images for each plant
    + Detailed descriptions, similar plants, poisonous lookalikes, and medicinal information improve your knowledge of useful plants.
    + Harvesting methods, preparation instructions, and recipes help you prepare free foraged foods.

    Wild Edibles offers 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 most comprehensive resources on the subject in a compact digital form, this app takes wild edible plants to a whole new level of accessibility.

    Wild Edibles Lite offers 20 common lawn greens as a starter for those new to foraging. Upgrade to our Full version to reference a full 216 edible plants!

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    Users comments for Wild Edibles Lite

    tre dhaagdf

    by tre dhaagdf

    Jul 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    Ashley Shea

    by Ashley Shea

    Jun 29, 2017  |  "Great"

    Love it. Other reviewer argued Latin errors, however, the app was referring to certain genus of plants, which makes the Latin term ACCURATE. Very helpful info for North America. I've located 7 edible plants in my backyard alone! No glitches to report.

    Heidi Marks

    by Heidi Marks

    Jun 24, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I love the information given with each plant very useful for beginners as well as seasoned foragers

    Paul d'Aoust

    by Paul d'Aoust

    May 02, 2017  |  "OK"

    Very pretty, but the fact that almost all the sample plants have the wrong botanical names (as many others have mentioned, without response from the developer) doesn'te confidence about buying the paid version.

    Shawn Isawesome

    by Shawn Isawesome

    Mar 31, 2017  |  "Great"

    I like it so far.

    Kenneth Smith

    by Kenneth Smith

    Mar 23, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Several mistakes. If the Latin names are not correct for the plant how am I supposed to trust any of the other info this app presents? If you value your health, do not use this app as a guideline for identifying wild edibles. The creators obviously can't identify them properly.