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.

Smooth Winged Burning Bush (Winged Spindle Tree) (Euonymus alatus): Images

Date Location Notes Images
May 16, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire This “burning bush”s is supposed to have bright red leaves in the Fall. It is distinguished from other Euonymus species by the leaf petioles being shorter than 5 mm (usually 1-3 mm) and the corky wings on the branchlets. (See last image below.)
Date Location Notes Images
May 15, 2014 Southeastern, Connecticut