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.

Wintergreen (Checkerberry, Teaberry) (Gaultheria procumbens): Images

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July 3, 2009 Southeastern New Hampshire White flower and red berries not yet on plant, but leaves can be used in salads or to make tea. Notice the glossy leaves and redish upper stem. Leaves smell like wintergreen when crushed with fingers.
August 9, 2009 Southeastern, New Hampshire Wintergreen pictures taken with my new iPhone 3GS camera. White flowers are visible hanging down on some of the Wintergreen plants. No ripe berries yet. Leaves have lost part of their wintergreen smell and taste. Wintergreen flavor must be going towards making the berries.
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September 18, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Wintergreen berries.