Forage Wild Spices: A List of Herbs and Spices You Can ... In the Eastern parts of the U.S., there is a plant that comes up in the spring called garlic mustard. Dried, it tastes just garlic. You can use it anywhere that you would normally use garlic. Nettles. Stinging nettles are regarded as one of the most nutrient dense plants there are. They contain a ton of iron and vitamins.