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.

White Bedstraw (Galium album): Images

Date Location Notes Images
May 26, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire There are 22 Bedstraw (Galium) species in New England. Fortunately, half of those species have four or fewer leaves at each node. This species was keyed out as follows:
  • Main branches with 5-12 leaves at each node.
  • Leaf blades sharply pointed to cuspidate at the apex.
  • Corolla 1-7 mm in diameter.
  • Pedicels erect to spreading.
  • Stems not rough to touch.
  • Corolla not funnelform.
  • Leaf blades linear to elliptic, 2-10 mm wide.
  • Leaf blades 10-25 mm long.
  • Pedicel length usually shorter than diameter of flower. Corolla 3-5 mm in diameter.