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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.


2012 Foraging Key


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Official
Image
Plant Common Name Scientific Name Foraging
Experience(s)
Local
Images
Identification /
Food & Medicine Details
Traditional Medicinal /
Food Uses
Purple Deadnettle (Red Henbit) Lamium purpureum Identification for future use. (April 7, 2012) Local Images Purple Deadnettle
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot) Daucus carota Identification for future use. (April 7, 2012) Local Images Queen Anne’s Lace
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
American Trout-Lily (Dogtooth Violet) Erythronium americanum Steamed Trout-Lily leaves and bulbs. (April 8, 2012) Local Images American Trout-Lily
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Orpine (Witch's Moneybags, Livelong, Frog's-stomach, Live-forever) Hylotelephium telephium (Previously: Sedum telephium) Orpine trail nibble and motherload! (April 8, 2012)
Local Images Orpine
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Common Dandelion Taraxacum officinale Dandalion, Ground Ivy and Garlic Mustard vegetable medley. (April 9, 2012) Local Images Common Dandelion
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Ground Ivy (Gill-Over-the-Ground) Glechoma hederacea Dandalion, Ground Ivy and Garlic Mustard vegetable medley. (April 9, 2012) Local Images Ground Ivy
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Garlic Mustard (Jack-by-the-Hedge) Alliaria petiolata (Previously: Alliaria officinalis) Dandalion, Ground Ivy and Garlic Mustard vegetable medley. (April 9, 2012) Local Images Garlic Mustard
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Threeleaf Goldthread Coptis trifolia Identification for future use. (April 15, 2012) Local Images Threeleaf Goldthread
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Pennsylvania Bittercress Cardamine pensylvanica Raw and cooked greens. (April 15, 2012) Local Images Pennsylvania Bittercress
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Northern Bog Violet Viola nephrophylla Identification for future use. (April 18, 2012) Local Images Northern Bog Violet
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
American Dog Violet (Alpine Violet) Viola labradorica Identification for future use. (April 18, 2012) Local Images American Dog Violet
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Smooth White Violet (Northern White Violet) Viola pallens Identification for future use. (April 20, 2012) Local Images Smooth White Violet
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Carolina Rhododendron (Carolina Azalea) Rhododendron carolinianum Identification for future use. (April 27, 2012) Local Images Carolina Rhododendron
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Field Horsetail Equisetum arvense Identification for future use. (April 28, 2012) Local Images Field Horsetail
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Kidney-Leaved Crowfoot (Kidney-Leaved Buttercup, Little Leaf Buttercup) (Poisonous) ☠ Ranunculus abortivus Identification for future AVOIDANCE. (April 28, 2012) Local Images Kidney-Leaved Crowfoot
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Thyme-Leaved Speedwell Veronica serpyllifolia Identification for future use. (April 28, 2012) Local Images Thyme-Leaved Speedwell
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Garden Yellow Rocket Barbarea vulgaris Identification for future use. (April 28, 2012) Local Images Garden Yellow Rocket
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Trillium, Painted (Painted Wakerobin) Trillium undulatum Identification for future use. (April 29, 2012) Local Images Painted Trillium
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Bluebead Lily (Yellow Clintonia, Corn Lily) Clintonia borealis Identification for future use. (April 30, 2012) Local Images Bluebead Lily
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Wood Horsetail (Woodland Horsetail) Equisetum sylvaticum Identification for future use. (April 28, 2012) Local Images Wood Horsetail
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara Smoking Coltsfoot leaves for the lungs. (May 2, 2012) Local Images Coltsfoot
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Moss Phlox Phlox subulata Identification for future use. (May 2, 2012) Local Images Moss Phlox
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
European Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis Identification for future use. (May 3, 2012) Local Images European Lily of the Valley
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Trillium, Red (Red Wakerobin) Trillium erectum Identification for future use. (May 5, 2012) Local Images Red Trillium
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Marsh Horsetail Equisetum palustre Identification for future use. (May 5, 2012) Local Images Marsh Horsetail
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Sweet White Violet (Northern White Violet) Viola blanda Identification for future use. (May 6, 2012) Local Images Sweet White Violet
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Silver Maple Acer saccharinum Identification for future use. (May 9, 2012) Local Images Silver Maple
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) Identification for future use. (May 10, 2012) Local Images Nannyberry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Field Pepperweed (Lepidium campestre) Identification for future use. (May 10, 2012) Local Images Field Pepperweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Red Baneberry (Poisonous) ☠ Actaea rubra Identification for future use. (May 11, 2012) Local Images Red Baneberry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Strict Forget-Me-Not (Blue Forget-Me-Not, Blue Scorpion Grass) (Myosotis stricta) (Also known as: Myosotis micrantha) Identification for future use. (May 11, 2012) Local Images Strict Forget-Me-Not
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Starry False Solomon’s Seal (Starry False Lily of the Valley) Maianthemum stellatum Identification for future use. (May 14, 2012) Local Images Starry False Solomon’s Seal
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Narrowleaf Plantain (English Plantain) Plantago lanceolata Identification for future use. (May 14, 2012) Local Images Narrowleaf Plantain
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Red Sandspurry Spergularia rubra Identification for future use. (May 15, 2012) Local Images Red Sandspurry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Black Huckleberry Gaylussacia baccata Identification for future use. (May 16, 2012) Local Images Black Huckleberry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Winged Burning Bush (Winged Spindle Tree) Euonymus alatus Identification for future use. (May 16, 2012) Local Images Winged Burning Bush
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Hooked-Spur Violet (Western Dog Violet, Sand Violet) Viola adunca Identification for future use. (May 17, 2012) Local Images Hooked-Spur Violet
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Annual Honesty (Honesty, Moneyplant, Silver Dollar) Lunaria annua Identification for future use. (May 18, 2012) Local Images Annual Honesty
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Tall Hawkweed (King-Devil Hawkweed, Queen-Devil Hawkweed) Hieracium praealtum Identification for future use. (May 18, 2012) Local Images Tall Hawkweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Field Pussytoes Antennaria neglecta Identification for future use. (May 19, 2012) Local Images Field Pussytoes
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Tower Mustard Turritis glabra (Previously: Arabis glabra) Identification for future use. (May 21, 2012) Local Images Tower Mustard
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Grass-Leaved Stitchwort (Grass-Like Starwort) Stellaria graminea Identification for future use. (May 21, 2012) Local Images Grass-Leaved Stitchwort
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
American Elm Ulmus americana Identification for future use. (May 22, 2012) Local Images American Elm
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Catawba Rosebay Rhododendron catawbiense Identification for future use. (May 22, 2012) Local Images Catawba Rosebay
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Mouse-Ear Chickweed Cerastium fontanum (Previously: Cerastium vulgatum) Identification for future use. (May 23, 2012) Local Images Mouse-Ear Chickweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Corn Speedwell Veronica arvensis Identification for future use. (May 24, 2012) Local Images Corn Speedwell
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Bulbous Buttercup (Bulbous Crowfoot, St. Anthony’s Turnip) (Poisonous) ☠ Ranunculus bulbosus Identification for future use. (May 24, 2012) Local Images Bulbous Buttercup
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata Identification for future use. (May 24, 2012) Local Images Shagbark Hickory
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Identification for future use. (May 24, 2012) Local Images Red Columbine
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Leafy Spurge Euphorbia esula Identification for future use. (May 25, 2012) Local Images Leafy Spurge
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Golden Alexander (Golden Zizia) Zizia aurea Identification for future use. (May 26, 2012) Local Images Golden Alexander
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Wild Chives Allium schoenoprasum Identification for future use. (May 26, 2012) Local Images Wild Chives
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea (Also known as: Osmundastrum cinnamomeum) Identification for future use. (May 26, 2012) Local Images Cinnamon Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Creeping Buttercup (Spot-Leaved Crowfoot) (Poisonous) ☠ Ranunculus repens Identification for future use. (May 26, 2012) Local Images Creeping Buttercup
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
White Bedstraw Galium album Identification for future use. (May 26, 2012) Local Images White Bedstraw
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Pink Corydalis (Rock Harlequin) Capnoides sempervirens (Also known as: Corydalis sempervirens) Identification for future use. (May 27, 2012) Local Images Pink Corydalis
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Giant Chickweed Myosoton aquaticum (Also known as: Cerastium aquaticum and Stellaria aquatica) Identification for future use. (May 27, 2012) Local Images Giant Chickweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Common Speedwell (Common Gypsyweed) Veronica officinalis Identification for future use. (May 27, 2012) Local Images Common Speedwell
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Green False Hellebore (Poisonous) ☠ Veratrum viride Identification for future use. (May 28, 2012) Local Images Green False Hellebore
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Virginia Dwarf Dandelion Krigia virginica Identification for future use. (May 29, 2012) Local Images Virginia Dwarf Dandelion
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Sensitive Fern Onoclea sensibilis Identification for future use. (May 30, 2012) Local Images Sensitive Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Five Stamen Chickweed (Small Mouse-Ear Chickweed) Cerastium semidecandrum Identification for future use. (May 31, 2012) Local Images Five Stamen Chickweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Field Pennycress Thlaspi arvense Identification for future use. (June 3, 2012) Local Images Field Pennycress
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Wild Radish Raphanus raphanistrum Identification for future use. (June 3, 2012) Local Images Wild Radish
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Tomentose Chickweed (Snow in Summer) Cerastium tomentosum Identification for future use. (June 3, 2012) Local Images Tomentose Chickweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Yellow Sweet Clover Melilotus officinalis Identification for future use. (June 5, 2012) Local Images Yellow Sweet Clover
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Perennial Pea (Everlasting Vetchling, Everlasting Pea) Lathyrus latifolius Identification for future use. (June 6, 2012) Local Images Perennial Pea
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Whorled Bedstraw (False Baby’s Breath, Wild Madder, White Bedstraw) Galium mollugo Identification for future use. (Jun 6, 2012) Local Images Whorled Bedstraw
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Big-Toothed Aspen (Big-Toothed Poplar, Large-Toothed Aspen) Populus grandidentata Identification for future use. (June 6, 2012) Local Images Big-Toothed Aspen
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Virginia Pepperweed Lepidium virginicum Identification for future use. (June 9, 2012) Local Images Virginia Pepperweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Annual Knawel (German knotgrass) Scleranthus annuus Identification for future use. (June 9, 2012) Local Images Annual Knawel
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Northern Dewberry (Common Dewberry) Rubus flagellaris Identification for future use. (June 10, 2012) Local Images Northern Dewberry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Striped Maple (Moosewood) Acer pensylvanicum Identification for future use. (June 10, 2012) Local Images Striped Maple
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Narrow-Leaved Blue-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium angustifolium Identification for future use. (June 10, 2012) Local Images Narrow-Leaved Blue-Eyed Grass
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Interrupted Fern Osmunda claytoniana Identification for future use. (June 11, 2012) Local Images Interrupted Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Eastern Hay-Scented Fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula Identification for future use. (June 11, 2012) Local Images Eastern Hay-Scented Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Bracken Fern Pteridium aquilinum Identification for future use. (June 11, 2012) Local Images Bracken Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Northern Lady Fern (Narrow Lady Fern, Subarctic Lady Fern, Common Lady Fern) Athyrium angustum (Also known as: Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum) Identification for future use. (June 12, 2012) Local Images Northern Lady Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
American Basswood (American Linden) Tilia americana Identification for future use. (June 19, 2012) Local Images American Basswood
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Shrubby Cinquefoil Dasiphora floribunda (Also known as: Pentaphylloides floribunda) Identification for future use. (June 20, 2012) Local Images Shrubby Cinquefoil
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
White Avens Geum canadense Identification for future use. (June 21, 2012) Local Images White Avens
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Common Blackberry Rubus allegheniensis Identification for future use. (June 22, 2012) Local Images Common Blackberry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Round-Leaved Shinleaf (American Shinleaf, American Wintergreen) Pyrola americana (Also known as: Pyrola rotundifolia ssp. americana) Identification for future use. (June 22, 2012) Local Images Round-Leaved Shinleaf
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Maleberry Lyonia ligustrina Identification for future use. (June 22, 2012) Local Images Maleberry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Royal Fern (American Royal Fern) Osmunda regalis Identification for future use. (June 22, 2012) Local Images Royal Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Sweet William Pink Dianthus barbatus Identification for future use. (June 23, 2012) Local Images Sweet William Pink
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Marginal Wood Fern (Marginal Shield Fern) Dryopteris marginalis Identification for future use. (June 23, 2012) Local Images Marginal Wood Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Biennial Bee-Blossom Oenothera gaura (Also known as: Gaura biennis) Identification for future use. (June 24, 2012) Local Images Biennial Bee-Blossom
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Alsike Clover Trifolium hybridum Identification for future use. (June 26, 2012) Local Images Alsike Clover
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Hairy Galinsoga (Common Quickweed, Shaggy Soldier) Galinsoga quadriradiata Identification for future use. (June 26, 2012) Local Images Hairy Galinsoga
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
New Jersey Tea (New Jersey Redroot) Ceanothus americanus Identification for future use. (June 27, 2012) Local Images New Jersey Tea
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Small-Spike False Nettle Boehmeria cylindrica Identification for future use. (June 28, 2012) Local Images Small-Spike False Nettle
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Fragrant Bedstraw Galium triflorum Identification for future use. (June 28, 2012) Local Images Fragrant Bedstraw
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
White Mulberry Morus alba Identification for future use. (June 29, 2012) Local Images White Mulberry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
White Clover Trifolium repens Identification for future use. (June 30, 2012) Local Images White Clover
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Ostrich Fern (Fiddlehead Fern) Matteuccia struthiopteris Identification for future use. (June 30, 2012) Local Images Ostrich Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Evergreen Wood Fern (Intermediate Wood Fern, Fancy Wood Fern) Dryopteris intermedia Identification for future use. (June 30, 2012) Local Images Evergreen Wood Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Narrowleaf Bittercress Cardamine impatiens Identification for future use. (June 30, 2012) Local Images Narrowleaf Bittercress
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides Identification for future use. (July 2, 2012) Local Images Christmas Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
New York Fern Parathelypteris noveboracensis (Also known as: Thelypteris noveboracensis) Identification for future use. (July 2, 2012) Local Images New York Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Pin Cherry Prunus pensylvanica Identification for future use. (July 3, 2012) Local Images Pin Cherry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Scarlet Oak Quercus coccinea Identification for future use. (July 4, 2012) Local Images Scarlet Oak
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Creeping Bellflower (Rampion Bellflower, European Bellflower) Campanula rapunculoides Identification for future use. (July 4, 2012) Local Images Creeping Bellflower
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
White Baneberry (Poisonous) ☠ Actaea pachypoda Identification for future use. (July 6, 2012) Local Images White Baneberry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Red Oak Quercus rubra Identification for future use. (July 6, 2012) Local Images Red Oak
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Elliptic Shinleaf (Waxflower Shinleaf) Pyrola elliptica Identification for future use. (July 6, 2012) Local Images Elliptic Shinleaf
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Spotted Knapweed Centaurea stoebe (Also known as: Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos) Identification for future use. (July 6, 2012) Local Images Spotted Knapweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Green Carpetweed Mollugo verticillata Identification for future use. (July 7, 2012) Local Images Green Carpetweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Steeplebush Spiraea tomentosa Identification for future use. (July 7, 2012) Local Images Steeplebush
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Tumble Hedge Mustard (Tall Tumble Mustard) Sisymbrium altissimum Identification for future use. (July 9, 2012) Local Images Tumble Hedge Mustard
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Bulblet-Bearing Water Hemlock (Extremely Poisonous) ☠ Cicuta bulbifera Identification for future use. (July 10, 2012) Local Images Bulblet-Bearing Water Hemlock
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Dewdrop (Robin Runaway) Dalibarda repens Identification for future use. (July 14, 2012) Local Images Dewdrop
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Water Parsnip (Hemlock Water Parsnip) Sium suave Identification for future use. (July 15, 2012) Local Images Water Parsnip
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Canadian Clearweed Pilea pumila Identification for future use. (July 17, 2012) Local Images Canadian Clearweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Trumpet Creeper Campsis radicans Identification for future use. (July 17, 2012) Local Images Trumpet Creeper
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Dwarf St. John’s Wort Hypericum mutilum Identification for future use. (July 17, 2012) Local Images Dwarf St. John’s Wort
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Common Yellowcress (Bog Yellowcress) Rorippa palustris Identification for future use. (July 19, 2012) Local Images Common Yellowcress
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Spotted Sandmat Euphorbia maculata (Also known as: Chamaesyce maculata) Identification for future use. (July 20, 2012) Local Images Spotted Sandmat
Identification & Medicinal Uses