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 William Pink (Dianthus barbatus): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 23, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire This plant may have escaped from a garden somewhere. It is easy to see that the flowers look similar to Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides). Key:
  • Plants with closely crowded, sessile or short-pedicellate flowers (terminal cymes).
  • Calyx complete glabrous (hairless) or sometimes only the lobes pubescent (hairy).
  • Stem leaf blades lanceolate to oblanceolate (15-20 mm wide). Calyx lobes glabrous.