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.

Sanicula Identification (New Hampshire)


Identification Chart

Canadian Black Snakeroot (Sanicula canadensis) The styles (part of the pistil) tend to be short and hidden amongst the prickles attached to the ovary.
Maryland Black Snakeroot (Maryland Sanicle) (Sanicula marilandica)
Clustered Black Snakeroot (Gregarious Black Snakeroot) (Sanicula odorata) (Snynonym: Sanicula gregaria)
Largefruit Black Snakeroot (Sanicula trifoliata)