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.

Marsh Horsetail (Equisetum palustre): Images

Date Location Notes Images
May 5, 2012 Outside of Lisbon, Maine This plant was identified before the Early Spring Foraging Class. I misidentified Marsh Horsetail last year and removed those pictures. Notice the following features from the pictures below:
  • Length of the first internode of the branch is less than the end of the subtending stem sheath (to the tip of the stem leaves). See closeup.
  • The leaves on the stem have a white margin. See closeup.
  • The central cavity is less than 35% of the stem diameter.