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 Avens (Geum canadense): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 21, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire I saw this plant last year and thought it might be an Aster. But few Asters are in bloom now. Fortunately, the leaves with three toothed leaflets below and simple leaves above helped me identify this plant.

Infusion or decoction of the cut or powdered root is used to treat fevers, flu, chills, diarrhea, weakness and asthmatic symptoms.

Key:
  • Flowering stems with evident, well-developed leaves.
  • Flower petals 2-10 mm long.
  • Sepals green, reflexed (bent down) at time of flowering.
  • Petals white to yellow-white.
  • Basal leaf blades with 3 principal leaflets. Pedicels mostly thinner than 1 mm.
  • Petals white, 4-9 mm long.
Date Location Notes Images
June 30, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire