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.

Corn Speedwell (Veronica arvensis)

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Date Location Notes Images
May 23, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire This flower is so tiny that it’s hard to see unless your face is on top of the plant. Like the Thyme-Leaved Speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia), the flowers fall off with the slightest shaking of the plant. Because I dug up a plant, it was very easy to follow the key to the proper identification:
  • Flower racemes terminating the main stem (as opposed to in the leaf axils).
  • Plant annual, from fibrous roots.
  • Pedicels (flower stem) very short, up to 2 mm long.
  • Flower corolla blue.
Date Location Notes Images
May 19, 2014 Southeastern, Connecticut