is it illegal to take plants from the wild?

Answer

Foraging for food is a part of the culture in Italy. As long as you get permission to be on the land if it is owned, and refrain from damaging property, it's okay. Walking along hedgerows and lanes while picking asparagus, or nettles, or mushrooms, or chicory is fine! These are not protected species.

Updated on April 12, 2018

Original Article:

How to Plant and Grow Wild Asparagus
By Penelope Hart
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