Welcome to the Isla Vista Ethnobotany Project

Welcome to the Isla Vista Edible Plants Project! Here you can discover edible, medicinal and useful plants on the UCSB campus and in Isla Vista. We hope this site will help you get out and learn more about the world and the fascinating plants in it, but make sure to not take any unnecessary risks if you are unsure about a plant. When identifying and collecting plants be sure to use your own common sense in addition to checking listed information to ensure correct location and identification of plant species. These plants are watered with reclaimed water, so remember to always wash your plant collections well before use or consumption.  Finally, please respect the plants, private property, and the hard work done by the UCSB grounds crew to keep the campus looking nice. More About the Project

strawberry tree

Strawberry Tree 

sourgrass

Sourgrass

sage

Sage

rosemary

Rosemary

pickleweed

Pickleweed

natal plum

Natal Plum

nasturtium

Nasturtium

lemonade berry

Lemonade Berry 

lavender

Lavender 

iceplant

Iceplant

firethorn

Firethorn

Bunya bunya Pine 

Bamboo

Bamboo