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.

Bluebead Lily (Yellow Clintonia, Corn Lily) (Clintonia borealis): Images

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July 28, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire Not pictured are the yellow flowers that bloom in May and June.
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April 30, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire I found Bluebead Lily (Yellow Clintonia) last year on July 28, 2011 when the plant had inedible blue berry fruit. The plant has 2-3 large lily leaves that clasp the base. From what I have read, the leaves can be eaten raw or cooked for 10 minutes when they are very young and unfurled. After the leaves have unfurled, the taste is no longer pleasant. I missed the harvesting this year!
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May 18, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire