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.

Sweet Fern (Comptonia peregrina): Images

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June 3, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Sweet Fern is a 1-4 foot shrub with many branches and a reddish-brown stem covered with white hairs. The leaves are alternate up the stems and have scalloped edges that make them look like fern leaves. Crushing the leaves give off a pleasant aromatic fragerance. It grows in sandy or rocky soils near pine forest, clearings and in woodlots.
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June 6, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Sweet Fern picked yesterday in a park while foraging with a friend. Made two pints of Sweet Fern tincture.