I recently discovered the North American Bushcraft School. This is an amazing local organization dedicated to keeping ancestral knowledge alive. The farm is situated on 130 remote acres, it was beautiful country. I signed us up for a class in foraging and headed over to get some hands on experience from a few experts.
These heart shaped leaves (not to be mistaken with clover) - is Wood Sorrel. It gets small, yellow flowers. It tastes a bit sour and has a very nice lemon flavor. This was one of my favorites. It can be eaten raw. They are also good to steep for 10 min in hot water, add a bit of honey, then chill for a refreshing drink. This plant is rich in vitamin C.
This fuzzy leaf is called Mullein. We discussed the benefits of having this around to use in place of toilet paper if ever stranded, but it also has other benefits as well. These are great to dry and use in teas, specifically for chest colds as it is an expectorant. You can also steep them in hot water to make a steam vapor for inhaling to eliminate a chest cold.
I bet if you run out to your backyard, you can find at least 1 of these plants.
*They did note the importance of teaching your kids, specifically little ones, that you should always ask an adult before picking and eating any plant - just to be sure. Also, you should never gather plants directly beside a roadway due to weed spraying and car pollution.
This is a fun activity to do with your family. You can literally make a salad from backyard or a quick neighborhood stroll.