Perhaps this goes without saying, but you shouldn’t pop just any garden weed into your mouth without some research. Yes, there’s a variety of backyard edibles you can get your hands on, but make sure that you safely I.D. the plant (or consult an expert) before consuming it.
Precautions aside, superweeds are a worthy find: “If you think about it, they have all the characteristics you really want in a plant,” Miller notes. “They’re climate-resistant and perennial. They really make it through dark times, because they have survived without being watered or encouraged for generations, so they really have that persistence.”