What wild edible plants can be found in southern and eastern China?

I have combed through various search queries but keep finding information on North American flora.

Are there any good resources available that would aid my research or is it a matter of (rather dangerous) experimentation?

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    I came here from Travel.SE, so I'm not an outdoors survival person, but I'm a native of the region. My advice is to avoid this experimentation; the subtropics are very abundant in poisonous plants. In Southern China, even seemingly harmless trees frequently seen along the streets might be quite poisonous when consumed. Also, soil pollution is another big problem; even if edible, the plants might contain high levels of heavy metals.
    – xuq01
    Feb 5, 2019 at 5:18
  • @xuq01 A fair point, I hadn't thought about the pollution. Are there people that eat the native plants, and how do they deal with it? Feb 5, 2019 at 9:26
  • Locals tend to avoid them AFAIK
    – xuq01
    Feb 5, 2019 at 16:03
  • @xuq01 How do people source food? Feb 5, 2019 at 16:18
  • I'm not sure what you mean. Most people grow or buy their food. You don't expect most people to forage from the wild, do you?
    – xuq01
    Feb 5, 2019 at 16:51


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