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.

Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora floribunda) (Also known as: Pentaphylloides floribunda): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 20, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire When I saw the flowers, I immediately thought of cinquefoil flowers. But the leaves looked so much different. So, I went through the key of the Rosaceae family to discover that it was the Dasiphora genus. Key:
  • Leaf blades compound.
  • Leaf blades once- or twice-pinnately compound, always with more than 3 leaflets.
  • Plants woody.
  • Inflorescence with fewer than 25 flowers. Flowers with many carpels.
  • Plants unarmed (no bristles or prickles). Leaf margin untoothed (entire).