Wild vegetables are simply edible wild plants. These so-called wild vegetables often have an intense aroma and are rich in valuable ingredients. Many of these plants can be found growing as 'weeds' in the wild, in fields and wastelands.
It can be particularly successful to grow wild vegetables in the garden, because these plants often develop unexpectedly well under culture conditions. From an ethnobotanical perspective, wild vegetables are very interesting, as many of those species have been previously been cultivated and then forgotten and reintroduced into the wild.