Edible Plants

Southeastern Arizona Edible Plants

Listed here are some of the southeastern Arizona edible plants, the native and introduced plants with edible parts such as their flowers, fruit, leaves, or roots. Edible plants are quite common here in the Sonoran Desert, and many of them have traditionally been gathered and used by this area's Native Americans.

Caution: If you are not certain of a plant's identity, please do not eat it! Use this list at your own risk. It's always best to get edibility information from more than one source. See my Wildflower and Plant Books page for edible plant guides and check out the Plants For A Future website. Also, note that just because a plant is listed here as edible does not mean that the entire plant is safe to eat. Some plants with edible parts may also have poisonous parts.