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.

Annual Knawel (German Knotgrass) (Scleranthus annuus)

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June 9, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire Big patches of this plant was growing in the dirt (near grass). It grew tangled and very low to the ground. I didn't get any pictures at that location, but picked some and took pictures while holding it on the final leg of my hike. I didn't realize, but there is an Annual Knawel (this plant) and a Perennial Knawel (Scleranthus perennis). The Perennial Knawel has sepals that are obtouse to rounded at the apex and the floral bracts are mostly shorter than the flowers. The Annual Knawel has acute-tipped sepals and bracts equaling or exceeding the flowers.