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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.


2013 Foraging Key


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Plant Common Name Scientific Name Foraging
Experience(s)
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Identification /
Food & Medicine Details
Traditional Medicinal /
Food Uses
American Witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana Identification for future use. (January 12, 2013) Local Images American Witchhazel
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
American Trout-Lily (Dogtooth Violet) Erythronium americanum Trout-Lily salad. (April 24, 2013) Local Images American Trout-Lily
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Ostrich Fern (Fiddlehead Fern) Matteuccia struthiopteris Steamed fiddleheads. (May 5, 2013) Local Images Ostrich Fern
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Orpine (Witch's Moneybags, Livelong, Frog's-stomach, Live-forever) Hylotelephium telephium (Previously: Sedum telephium) Salad of Orpine, violet leaves and flowers and American Linden tree leaves. (May 5, 2010) Local Images Orpine
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Common Blue Violet (Wooly Blue Violet) Viola sororia Salad of Orpine, violet leaves and flowers and American Linden tree leaves. (May 5, 2013) Local Images Common Blue Violet
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
American Basswood (American Linden) Tilia americana Salad of Orpine, violet leaves and flowers and American Linden tree leaves. (May 5, 2013) Local Images American Basswood
Identification & Medicinal Uses