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.

Tomentose Chickweed (Snow in Summer) (Cerastium tomentosum)

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June 3, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire I think this was planted along with a bunch of other New England species. I decided that I have to accept some plants in addition to what happens to be in the wild. Otherwise, I may not have another opportunity to learn this species of Chickweed. Fortunately, this is the only Chickweed in New England that is tomentose (a covering of matted or tangled, soft, wooly hairs) so that the actual stems and leaves are almost completed covered in hair.