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.

Round-Leaved Shinleaf (American Shinleaf, American Wintergreen) (Pyrola americana) (Also known as: Pyrola rotundifolia ssp. americana): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 22, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire This was an unexpected encounter. After several years of walking along trails, I have only seen a Shinleaf one other time. It was right at the edge of the trail in a fairly dry location amongst American Beech trees. Key:
  • Style elongate and strongly down-curved.
  • Leaf blades 25-70 mm long.
  • Leaf blades broad-elliptic to reniform usually +- equaling the length of the petiole.
  • Petals white (not pink).