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.

Field Pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta): Images

Date Location Notes Images
May 19, 2012 Central, New Hampshire (Southern White Mountains) The day before a plant identification class, I found this pussytoes plant a little ways up a trail in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. There are only five species of pussytoes in New England. Three of those have basal leaves that are less than 15 mm wide. Out of those three, only two have a “flag” (papery appendage) at the tip of the stem leaves. Out of those two only Field Pussytoes has a matting of wooly hairs on the back of the basal leaves.