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.

Canada Toadflax (Blue Toadflax) (Nuttallanthus canadensis) (Synonym: Linaria canadensis): Images

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June 14, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire
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May 31, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire
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June 1, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire I thought that this plant was Texas Toadflax (Nuttallanthus texanus) even though it is not supposed to grow here. The flowers and stem are so much bigger than the Canada Toadflax that is so common around here.

Fortunately, Research Botanist, Arthur Haines was kind enough to take some of these plants and examine them (the size and the seeds). I tried to examine the seeds myself, but I did not have great enough magnification to tell if the seeds were tuberculate (bearing swellings or projections). It turns out that this plant is simply Canada Toadflax with larger than typical flowers.
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June 8, 2014 Southern, Connecticut