BEFORE YOU FORAGE: Please enjoy educating your taste buds, but PLEASE DO NOT take any unnecessary risks if you are unsure about a plant and check out our Foraging Guidelines before you interact with any plants. In addition, many plants on this page are NOT edible, so please pay special attention to the map labels and descriptions below to determine which plants are edible and which ones are not.
Edible, Useful, and Medicinal Plants
This map contains the locations and names of edible, medicinal, and useful plants we have identified on the UCSB campus. Please pay close attention to plant species names and listed locations and acquaint yourself with the descriptions and information provided in the Plant Database section before collecting. Please do not take any risks if you are unsure about a plant, and use your own common sense when locating and collecting plants. Be sure to check listed information to ensure correct location and identification of edible plants, and remember to clean your fruit with potable water before consumption!
Useful and Edible
Edible AFTER Preparation
Useful but NOT Edible
A Good Place to Find Uncultivated Plants
To see what is seasonally available, click on the box in the upper left corner of the map below. Then select the season that you want to find food in!
This map contains the locations of interesting, gorgeous, dangerous and strange plants on campus. To find descriptions and other information about each of these, check out our Fascinating Flora Database.
Strangely Structured Stems
Particularly Pulchritudinous Plants
Flamboyant Phloem Facts
Delectably Dangerous Dicots