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.

Hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides): Images

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May 7, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire This is a Viburnum with edible berries. The berries are red at first and then turn black when ripened. I will go back and collect some in the late Summer or Fall.

These are typical Viburnum flowers with big white 5-petal sterile flowers surrounding a cluster of little white flowers in the center. The leaves of Viburnum are of varying shapes, but this is the only Viburnum in New Hampshire that has very big leaves without deep teeth on the margin. A Couple of useful Viburnum resources: Is it a Viburnum? and Which Viburnum Is It?.
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August 21, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire Berries not quite ripe and do not taste very good.