These hardy ‘weeds’ can be used in salads or to make a variety of drinks. With leaves resembling lion teeth, dandelions can be found virtually anywhere, but most commonly in open fields.
Gorse is almost constantly in flower, even in winter. Found on the Downs, in woods and wasteland, this spiky bush has vivid yellow flowers that can be eaten raw, in salads, or made into tea. If you close your eyes it tastes a bit like coconut.
As we descend into winter, there are gradually less and less wild plants you can find to eat. However, this doesn’t mean that nature’s larder is totally empty. Here are 5 things you can forage for in December:
Nigel Berman is founder of School of the Wild, the experimental nature school.