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.

Common Speedwell (Common Gypsyweed) (Veronica officinalis): Images

Date Location Notes Images
May 27, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire Barely touching this plant will make the flowers fall off, just like Common Speedwell and Thyme-Leaved Speedwell. It was dusk and the mosquitoes were swarming and I was lying in the tick-infested grass and being as still as humanly possible to try and take pictures without all of the flowers falling off.

Key:
  • Racemes borne in the leaf axils.
  • Stems and leaf blades conspicuously pubescent.
  • Corolla 4-8 mm wide. Flowering stems creeping near base with tip ascending.
Date Location Notes Images
June 10, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire