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.

Plants Within 200 meters of 2014 Southeastern Connecticut home:

American Basswood (American Linden)
(Tilia americana)
Arrowwood, Northern
(Viburnum dentatum var. lucidum)
Bedstraw, Scratch
(Galium aparine)
Bitter Dock
(Rumex obtusifolius)
Bittersweet, Oriental
(Celastrus orbiculatus)
Black Walnut
(Juglans nigra)
Burdock (Common)
(Arctium minus)
Burning Bush (Winged Spindle Tree)
(Euonymus alatus)
Buttercup, Bulbous (Bulbous Crowfoot)
(Ranunculus bulbosus)
Campion, White
(Silene latifolia)
Canada Moonseed
(Menispermum canadense)
Carpet Bugle
(Ajuga reptans)
Cherry, Black
(Prunus serotina)
Chickweed, Mouse-Ear
(Cerastrium fontanum)
Cinquefoil, Canadian Dwarf
(Potentilla canadensis)
Curly Dock (Yellow Dock)
(Rumex crispus)
Dandelion, Common
(Taraxacum officinale)
Dayflower, Asiatic
(Commelina communis)
Enchanter’s Nightshade, Broadleaf
(Circaea canadensis)
False Bindweed, Hedge
(Calystegia sepium)
Fleabane, Eastern Daisy
(Erigeron annuus)
Garlic, Crow
(Allium vineale)
Garlic Mustard
(Alliaria petiolata)
Geranium, Spotted (Wild Cranesbill)
(Geranium maculatum)
Grape, Fox
(Vitis labrusca)
Grape, Riverside
(Vitis riparia)
Greenbrier, Common
(Smilax rotundifolia)
Ground Ivy (Gill-Over-the-Ground)
(Glechoma hederacea)
Hickory, Bitternut
(Carya cordiformis)
Honeysuckle, Japanese
(Lonicera japonica)
Honeysuckle, Morrow’s
(Lonicera morrowii)
Hop Hornbeam
(Ostrya virginiana)
Horse Chestnut
(Aesculus hippocastanum)
Iris, Blue
(Iris versicolor)
Japanese Knotweed
(Fallopia japonica)
Knotweed, Dooryard
(Polygonum aviculare)
Lady Fern, Northern
(Athyrium angustum)
Low Hope Clover
(Trifolium campestre)
Maple, Norway
(Acer platanoides)
Maple, Red
(Acer rubrum)
Maple, Silver
(Acer saccharinum)
Mulberry, White
(Morus alba)
Mullein
(Verbascum thapsus)
Mugwort
(Artemisia vulgaris)
Nightshade, Bittersweet
(Solanum dulcamara)
Oxeye Daisy
(Leucanthemum vulgare)
Pepperweed, Virginia
(Lepidium virginicum)
Periwinkle, Common
(Vinca minor)
Pineapple Weed
(Matricaria discoidea)
Plantain, Blackseed
(Plantago rugelii)
Plantain, Common
(Plantago major)
Plantain, Narrowleaf (English Plantain)
(Plantago lanceolata)
Pokeweed, American
(Phytolacca americana)
Privet, Border
(Ligustrum obtusifolium)
Purple Deadnettle (Red Henbit)
(Lamium purpureum)
Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot)
(Daucus carota)
Ragweed, Annual
(Ambrosia artemisiifolia)
Red Clover
(Trifolium pratense)
Rose, Beach
(Rosa rugosa)
Rose, Multiflora
(Rosa multiflora)
Sandmat, Spotted
(Euphorbia maculata)
Sassafras
(Sassafras albidum)
Sensitive Fern
(Onoclea sensibilis)
Sheep Sorrel
(Rumex acetosella)
Shepherd’s Purse
(Capsella bursa-pastoris)
Speedwell, Corn
(Veronica arvensis)
Speedwell, Thyme-Leaved
(Veronica serpyllifolia)
Stonecrop, Stringy
(Sedum sarmentosum)
Sumac, Staghorn
(Rhus typhina)
Thistle, Bull
(Cirsium vulgare)
Thistle, Field
(Cirsium discolor)
Toadflax, Canada
(Nuttallanthus canadensis)
Toadflax, Common
(Linaria vulgaris)
Tree of Heaven
(Ailanthus altissima)
Vetch, Four-Seeded
(Vicia tetrasperma)
Violet, Le Conte’s (Sand Violet)
(Viola affinis)
Virginia Creeper (Woodbine)
(Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
White Clover
(Trifolium repens)
Wine Raspberry (Wineberry)
(Rubus phoenicolasius)
Yarrow
(Achillea millefolium)
Yellow Rocket, Garden (Wintercress)
(Barbarea vulgaris)

American Basswood (American Linden) (Tilia americana)



Arrowwood, Northern (Smooth Arrowwood) (Viburnum dentatum var. lucidum) (Synonym: Viburnum recognitum)



Bedstraw, Scratch (Galium aparine)



Bitter Dock (Rumex obtusifolius)



Bittersweet, Oriental (Celastrus orbiculatus)



Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)



Burdock (Common) (Arctium minus)



Burning Bush (Winged Spindle Tree) (Euonymus alatus)



Buttercup, Bulbous (Bulbous Crowfoot, St. Anthony’s Turnip) (Poisonous) ☠ (Ranunculus bulbosus)



Campion, White (Silene latifolia)



Canada Moonseed (Menispermum canadense)



Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans)



Cherry, Black (Prunus serotina)



Chickweed, Mouse-Ear (Cerastrium fontanum) (Previously: Cerastium vulgatum)



Cinquefoil, Canadian Dwarf (Potentilla canadensis)



Curly Dock (Yellow Dock) (Rumex crispus)



Dandelion, Common (Taraxacum officinale)



Dayflower, Asiatic (Commelina communis)



Enchanter’s Nightshade (Circaea canadensis)



False Bindweed, Hedge (Calystegia sepium)

The hairy stems indicate that this is Calystegia sepium ssp. americana.



Fleabane, Eastern Daisy (Annual Fleabane) (Erigeron annuus)



Garlic, Crow (Allium vineale)



Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)



Geranium, Spotted (Wild Geranium, Wild Cranesbill, Spotted Cranesbill) (Geranium maculatum)



Grape, Fox (Vitis labrusca)



Grape, Riverside (Riverbank Grape) (Vitis riparia)



Greenbrier, Common (Roundleaf Greenbrier) (Smilax rotundifolia)



Ground Ivy (Gill-Over-the-Ground) (Glechoma hederacea)



Hickory, Bitternut (Carya cordiformis)



Honeysuckle, Japanese (Lonicera japonica)



Honeysuckle, Morrow’s (Lonicera Morrowii)

The backs of the leaves and twigs are very hairy compared to Lonicera x bella and Lonicera tatarica.



Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)



Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)



Iris versicolor (Iris versicolor)



Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) (Previously: Polygonum cuspidatum)



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



Lady Fern, Northern (Athyrium angustum) (Also known as: Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum)



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



Maple, Norway (Acer platanoides)



Maple, Red (Acer rubrum)



Maple, Silver (Acer saccharinum)



Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)



Mulberry, White (Morus alba)



Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)



Nightshade, Bittersweet (Climbing Nightshade) (Solanum dulcamara)



Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (Previously: Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)



Pepperweed, Virginia (Lepidium virginicum)



Periwinkle, Common (Vinca minor)



Pineapple Weed (Disc Mayweed) (Matricaria discoidea) (Synonym: Matricaria matricarioides)



Plantain, Blackseed (Plantago rugelii)



Plantain, Common (Plantago major)



Plantain, Narrowleaf (English Plantain) (Plantago lanceolata)



Pokeweed, American (Poisonous) ☠ (Phytolacca americana)



Privet, Border (Ligustrum obtusifolium)

Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium



Purple Deadnettle (Red Henbit) (Lamium purpureum)



Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot) (Daucus carota)



Ragweed, Annual (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)



Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)



Rose, Beach (Rosa rugosa)



Rose, Multiflora (Rosa multiflora)



Sandmat, Spotted (Euphorbia maculata) (Also known as: Chamaesyce maculata)

I noticed the Spotted Sandmat when looking at a picture of the Pineapple Weed (Matricaria discoidea).



Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)



Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)



Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)



Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)



Toadflax, Common (Butter and Eggs) (Linaria vulgaris)



Speedwell, Corn (Veronica arvensis)



Speedwell, Thyme-Leaved (Veronica serpyllifolia)



Stonecrop, Stringy (Sedum sarmentosum)



Sumac, Staghorn (Rhus typhina)



Thistle, Bull (Cirsium vulgare)



Thistle, Field (Cirsium discolor)



Toadflax, Canada (Nuttallanthus canadensis)



Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)



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



Violet, Le Conte’s (Sand Violet) (Viola affinis)



Virginia Creeper (Woodbine) (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Differences between Parthenocissus quinquefolia and Parthenocissus inserta.



White Clover (Trifolium repens)



Wine Raspberry (Wineberry, Japanese Wineberry) (Rubus phoenicolasius)



Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)



Yellow Rocket, Garden (Wintercress) (Barbarea vulgaris)