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.

Partridge Berry (Checkerberry, Squaw Vine, Deer Berry, Winter Clover) (Mitchella repens): Images

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July 28, 2009 Southeastern, New Hampshire Ground-hugging perennial herb. Creeps along the ground with vinelike stems. Plant under 2 inches tall. Dark green (somewhat shiny) and opposite leaves. Leaves less than 1 inch in length. White flower pairs give rise to 1/2-inch, red fruit with two eyes (indentations) on the side of the fruit. Fruit is not sweet.
August 10, 2009 Southeastern, New Hampshire Better pictures taken using new iPhone 3GS 3 Megapixel camera.
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June 17, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Partridge Berry flowers.
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April 14, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire Early Spring Partridge Berry leaves. Notice that there are two sets of opposite leaves.
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June 21, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire