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.

Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum) (Also known as: Swida amomum): Images

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September 12, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire
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September 9, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire
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September 18, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire There are only three Dogwoods trees in New Hampshire with blue fruit. Round-Leaf Dogwood (Cornus rugosa) has white pith (notice the brown pith on the pictures), leaves with 6-8 veins per side and the stems are not red. Cornus obliqua has brown pith, but only 3-5 veins per side of leaf, the backs of the leaves have white bumps and the leaves are 2.2 to 4 times longer than wide. Cornus amomum has brown pith, 4-6 veins per side of leaf and the leaves are 1.5 to 2.2 times longer than wide.
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June 30, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire Flowers much later in the year than other dogwoods.