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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.


2014 Foraging Key


Official
Image
Plant Common Name Scientific Name Foraging
Experience(s)
Local
Images
Identification /
Food & Medicine Details
Traditional Medicinal /
Food Uses
Dutchman’s Breeches Dicentra cucullaria Identification for future use. (May 5, 2014) Local Images Dutchman’s Breeches
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Wine Raspberry (Wineberry, Japanese Wineberry) Rubus phoenicolasius Identification for future use. (May 7, 2014) Local Images Wine Raspberry (Wineberry, Japanese Wineberry)
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum Identification for future use. (May 14, 2014) Local Images Horse Chestnut
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Scratch Bedstraw Galium aparine Identification for future use. (May 19, 2014) Local Images Scratch Bedstraw
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Carpet Bugle Ajuga reptans Identification for future use. (May 19, 2014) Local Images Carpet Bugle
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Morrow’s Honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii Identification for future use. (May 20, 2014) Local Images Morrow’s Honeysuckle
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Sassafras Sassafras albidum Identification for future use. (May 20, 2014) Local Images Sassafras
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Geranium, Spotted (Wild Geranium, Wild Cranesbill, Spotted Cranesbill) Geranium maculatum Identification for future use. (May 21, 2014) Local Images Spotted Geranium
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Violet, Le Conte’s (Sand Violet) Viola affinis Identification for future use. (May 21, 2014) Local Images Violet, Le Conte’s
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Rose, Beach Rosa rugosa Identification for future use. (May 27, 2014) Local Images Beach Rose
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Pea, Beach Lathyrus japonicus Identification for future use. (May 27, 2014) Local Images Beach Pea
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Iris, Blue Iris versicolor Identification for future use. (May 28, 2014) Local Images Blue Iris
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Greenbrier, Common (Roundleaf Greenbrier) Smilax rotundifolia Identification for future use. (May 30, 2014) Local Images Common Greenbrier
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Low Hop Clover (Pinnate Clover, Field Clover) Trifolium campestre Identification for future use. (June 2, 2014) Local Images Low Hop Clover
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Stonecrop, Stringy Sedum sarmentosum Identification for future use. (June 2, 2014) Local Images Stringy Stonecrop
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Thistle, Field Cirsium discolor Identification for future use. (June 5, 2014) Local Images Field Thistle
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima Identification for future use. (June 8-9, 2014) Local Images Tree of Heaven
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Knotweed, Dooryard (Prostrate Knotweed, Common Knotgrass) Polygonum aviculare Identification for future use. (June 10, 2014) Local Images Dooryard Knotweed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Black Walnut Juglans nigra Identification for future use. (June 11, 2014) Local Images Black Walnut
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Honeysuckle, Japanese Lonicera japonica Identification for future use. (June 12, 2014) Local Images Japanese Honeysuckle
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Black Cherry Prunus serotina Identification for future use. (June 16, 2014) Local Images Black Cherry
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Canada Moonseed Menispermum canadense Identification for future use. (June 17, 2014) Local Images Canada Moonseed
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Privet, Border Ligustrum obtusifolium Identification for future use. (June 21, 2014) Local Images Border Privet
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Vetch, Four-Seeded (Smooth Vetch, Lentil Vetch) Vicia tetrasperma Identification for future use. (June 23, 2014) Local Images Four-Seeded Vetch
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Garlic, Crow Allium vineale Identification for future use. (June 23, 2014) Local Images Crow Garlic
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Hop Hornbeam Ostrya virginiana Identification for future use. (June 24, 2014) Local Images Hop Hornbeam
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Hickory, Butternut Carya cordiformis Identification for future use. (June 24, 2014) Local Images Bitternut Hickory
Identification & Medicinal Uses
 
Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis Identification for future use. (June 27, 2014) Local Images Bloodroot
Identification & Medicinal Uses