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.

Hog Peanut (Ground Bean, American Hogpeanut) (Amphicarpaea bracteata): Images

Date Location Notes Images
May 27, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Hog Peanut is a low-growing vine with delicate leaves that have three leaflets. The leaflets are ovate and somewhat triangular in shape with an untoothed (entire) margin. The center leaflet has a longer stalk than the other two leaflets. I have found Hog Peanut in areas of deciduous trees along the side of trails. The flower (not shown) is a purple flower that looks a little bit like two jewelweed flowers facing away from each other.
Date Location Notes Images
June 17, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Hog Peanut found at trailhead of NH State Forest area.