Wild edible plants are very widespread in Black Sea Region of Turkey and people have consumed wild edible plants as food and used them for some medicinal purposes due to economical and geographical reasons. In this study, wild edible plants used as food in Ordu and Samsun cities which have the highest population density in Black Sea Region were investigated. In the study area 52 wild edible plants belonging to 26 families were collected from different localities. The highest species numbers were found for Lamiaceae family (10 species). Lamiaceae is followed by Asteraceae (5 species), Apiaceae and Boraginaceae (4 species), Liliaceae (3 species), Orchidaceae and Polygonaceae (2 species).
Ozbucak, Tugba Bayrak; Kutbay, Hamdı Guray; and Akcın, Oznur Ergen
"The Contributıon of Wıld Edible Plants to Human Nutrıtion in the Black Sea Regıon of Turkey,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2006
, Article 10.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2006/iss1/10