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.

New Jersey Tea (New Jersey Redroot) (Ceanothus americanus): Images

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June 27, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) is part of the Buckthorn (Rhamnaceae) family. What distinguishes the Ceanothus genus from other Buckthorn genuses is that the leaf blade has three prominent veins from near the base of the leaf and the inflorescense is a terminal umbrel with numerous flowers. Prairie Redroot (Ceanothus herbaceus) is similar, but New Jersey Tea has larger leaves and the veins emerge from 1-3 mm below the base of the leaf.
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July 3, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire