Perennial Food and Useful Crops Native to US Southeast

Created by: isaiah on 2021-04-30 • List type: guild • Visibility: Public

Just a list of plants I’ve been collecting for some time. In the middle of a separate list organizing by guilds/layers. Feel free to add to it!

Herbs:

Plantago:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantago

Blue Salvia:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_azurea

Eastern Redbud:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cercis_canadensis

Spiderwort:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tradescantia

Damiana:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turnera_diffusa

Clover:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clover

Virginia Pepperweed:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidium_virginicum

Witch Hazel:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamamelis_virginiana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamamelis_vernalis

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch-hazel

Holly:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilex_vomitoria

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilex_opaca

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly

Chives:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chives

American Ginseng:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_ginseng

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginseng

Bee Balm:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda_bradburiana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda_didyma

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda_fistulosa

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda_punctata

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda_media

  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda

Mountain Mint:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pycnanthemum_curvipes

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pycnanthemum_incanum

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pycnanthemum_torreyi

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pycnanthemum_tenuifolium

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pycnanthemum

Vegetables:

Bidens Alba:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidens_alba

Canna:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canna_indica

  2. http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Canna+edulis

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canna_(plant)

American Wild Lettuce:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactuca_canadensis

American Wild Carrot:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daucus_pusillus

Smilax Rotundifiolia:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smilax_rotundifolia

Duckweed:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemna_minor

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemnoideae

Stinging Nettle:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urtica_dioica

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nettle_soup

Hog Peanut:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphicarpaea_bracteata

Duck Potato:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria_latifolia

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria_australis

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria_macrocarpa

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria_filiformis

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria_isoetiformis

  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria_lancifolia

  7. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria_platyphylla

  8. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria

Lotus:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelumbo_lutea

Dandelion:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum_officinale

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum

Wild Onions/Wild Garlic

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_tricoccum

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_canadense

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_cernuum

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_stellatum

Cattails:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typha_domingensis

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typha

Groundnut:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apios_americana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apios_priceana

Bulrush:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoenoplectus_acutus

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulrush

Indian Breadroot:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pediomelum_subacaule

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pediomelum

Fruits:

Sugarberry/Hackberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtis_laevigata

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtis

Partridgeberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchella_repens

Eastern Crabapple:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malus_angustifolia

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malus

American Beautyberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callicarpa_americana

Chili Pepper:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsicum_annuum_var._glabriusculum

Juneberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelanchier

Black Huckleberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaylussacia_baccata

Eastern Prickly Pear:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia_humifusa

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nopal

Spicebush:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindera_benzoin

Wild Rose:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_virginiana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_arkansana

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_hip_seed_oil

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_hip_soup

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_water

  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose

Passionflower:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora_incarnata

Hawthorn:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crataegus_aestivalis

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crataegus_opaca

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crataegus_rufula

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayhaw

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crataegus

Black Cherry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_serotina

American Plum/Cherokee Plum:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_americana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_angustifolia

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus

Red Mulberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_rubra

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_(plant)

American Persimmon:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diospyros_virginiana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persimmon

Paw-paw:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asimina_triloba

Cranberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_macrocarpon

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranberry

Elderberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus_canadensis

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus

Wild Grape:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitis_labrusca

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitis_rotundifolia

Blueberries:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_virgatum

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_angustifolium

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_tenellum

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_pallidum

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blueberry

Dewberries:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_depavitus

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_flagellaris

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_dewberry

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_invisus

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_aboriginum

  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewberry

Blackberries:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_allegheniensis

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackberry

Black Raspberries:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_occidentalis

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_raspberry

Red Raspberries:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_odoratus

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_strigosus

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry

Ground Cherry/Ground Tomato:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis_virginiana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis_heterophylla

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis_pubescens

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis

Wild Strawberries:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_strawberry

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry

Chokeberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aronia

Nuts:

Acorn:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_alba

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_velutina

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_falcata

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_stellata

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_coccinea

  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_marilandica

  7. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_rubra

  8. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn

Hickory:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carya_glabra

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carya_ovalis

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carya_ovata

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carya_tomentosa

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickory

  6. https://learningandyearning.com/hickory-bark-syrup

  7. https://www.survival-manual.com › …Web resultsHickory Salt Primitive Skills - Survival Manual

Pecan:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carya_cordiformis

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecan

Dwarf Chestnut / American Chestnut:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_chestnut

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castanea_pumila

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut

Black Walnut:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juglans_nigra

  2. https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2016/01/tapping-walnut-trees/

White Walnut:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juglans_cinerea

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walnut

American Beech:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fagus_grandifolia

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beech

American Hazelnut:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corylus_americana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazelnut

Multiple Uses:

Common Hops:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humulus_lupulus

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hops

Wingleaf Soapberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapindus_saponaria

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapindus

Black Gum:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyssa_sylvatica

Sourwood:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxydendrum

American Tulip:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liriodendron_tulipifera

Wild Indigo:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigofera_suffruticosa

Cherokee Bean:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythrina_herbacea

American Sycamore:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platanus_occidentalis

American Hornbeam/Ironwood:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpinus_caroliniana

American Hophornbeam:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrya_virginiana

American Dogwood:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_florida

Wild Cotton:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gossypium_hirsutum

Cottonwood:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populus_deltoides

Milkweed:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepias

Dogbane/Indian Hemp:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocynum_cannabinum

False Indigo Bush:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorpha_fruticosa

False Solomon’s Seal:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maianthemum_racemosum

Hercules’ Club:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aralia_spinosa

Eastern Teaberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaultheria_procumbens

Birch:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betula_nigra

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch_sap

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch_syrup

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch_tar

  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar#Wood_tar

  7. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_(resin)

Pine:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_strobus

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_echinata

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_mountain_pine

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_rigida

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_virginiana

  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_needle_tea

  7. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_nut

  8. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bark_bread

  9. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_tar

  10. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine

  11. https://www.healthline.com/health/pine-pollen

Black Locust:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinia_pseudoacacia

Honey Locust:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_locust

Sumac:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhus_copallinum

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhus_glabra

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumac

Cane:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundinaria_appalachiana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundinaria_gigantea

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundinaria_tecta

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundinaria

Alder:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alnus_serrulata

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alder

Sassafras:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sassafras_albidum

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sassafras

Tobacco:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotiana_rustica

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotiana_tabacum

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Types_of_tobacco#Wild_Tobacco

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco

Maple:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_rubrum

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_saccharinum

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_negundo

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samara_(fruit)

Willow:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salix_nigra

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willow

Crabapple:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malus_angustifolia

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malus

Elm:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulmus_americana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm

Ash:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraxinus_americana

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraxinus_pennsylvanica

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraxinus

Mayapple:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podophyllum

Eastern Red Juniper:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniperus_virginiana

Naturalized:

Henbit:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamium_amplexicaule

Fennel:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fennel

Wild Radish:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphanus_raphanistrum

Sow Thistle:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonchus_arvensis

Wild Chicory:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicory

Queen Anne’s Lace:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daucus_carota

Sweet Potato:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato

Osage Orange:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maclura_pomifera

Wax Mallow:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malvaviscus_arboreus

Jerusalem Artichokes:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helianthus_maximiliani

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helianthus_annuus

  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perennial_sunflower

  4. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_artichoke

  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helianthus

Invasive:

Porcelain Berry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampelopsis_glandulosa_var._brevipedunculata

Autumn Olive/Silverberry:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeagnus_umbellata

  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeagnus

Stag’s Garlic:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_vineale

Kudzu:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudzu

Tiger Nut:

  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyperus_esculentus

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