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.

Mouse Ear Hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 6, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire The small height and single flower heads let me know that this is Mouse Ear Hawkweed. In addition, there are reddish stripes on the outside of the flower head petals. There is a similar plant known as Large Mouse Ear Hawkweed (Hieracium xflagellare), but that plant has two to 4 flowers heads (rarely 1) per flower stem and the blacks of the leaves are not so white wooly. The backs of these leaves are not quite as white wooly as I would have liked to confirm the identification, but everything else indicates that this is Mouse Ear Hawkweed.