Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

June 2014 Foraging Experiences

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June 2, 2014

Low Hop Clover (Pinnate Hop Clover, Field Clover) (Trifolium campestre)



Stonecrop, Stringy (Sedum sarmentosum)



June 5, 2014

Thistle, Field (Cirsium discolor)



June 6, 2014

Continuing to catalog the plants near my Connecticut home:
http://www.transformationalgardening.com/forage/foraging-2014-home-area.html.


June 7, 2014

Went very late to a walk with the Connecticut Botanical Society (CBS). The walk was at Black Spruce Bog in Newtown, CT. I have documented a few of the plants I found (after everyone left):
http://www.transformationalgardening.com/forage/foraging-Black-Spruce-Bog-Newtown.html.


June 8, 2014

Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)



June 10, 2014

Knotweed, Dooryard (Prostrate Knotweed, Common Knotgrass) (Polygonum aviculare)



June 11, 2014

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)



June 12, 2014

Honeysuckle, Japanese (Lonicera japonica)



June 16, 2014

Cherry, Black (Prunus serotina)



June 17, 2014

Canada Moonseed (Menispermum canadense)



June 21, 2014

Privet, Border (Ligustrum obtusifolium)

Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium



June 23, 2014

Vetch, Four-Seeded (Smooth Vetch) (Vicia tetrasperma)



Garlic, Crow (Allium vineale)



June 24, 2014

Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)



Hickory, Bitternut (Carya cordiformis)



June 27, 2014

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)