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The Teaberry Shuffle I saw Gary Vickerson eat an earthworm I found near a Checkerberry plant. Personally I preferred the Checkerberry.  caption id=attachment_22563 align=alignright width=300 Checke

The Teaberry Shuffle I saw Gary Vickerson eat an earthworm I found near a Checkerberry plant. Personally I preferred the Checkerberry.

Plant WINTERGREEN (also called teaberry) - leaves in spring are used for their minty taste & asprin like effects. Berries are best after first frost, in jams and pies.

Gaultheria Procumbens kúszó fajdbogyó - eastern teaberry, checkerberry, boxberry, or American wintergreen

Birch (Betula pendula)  Birch leaves offer a hint of bitterness that will make your whole body fully awake. Don't let the bitterness hold you back from trying it though : it's not overwhelming, and such a boost for your health!  Dry the leaves for a herbal tea (you can combine it with more aromatic herbs from the mint family if you're not the biggest fan of bitter) or eat it in salads, in small amounts, mixed with other greens. It will probably remind you of radicchio.

Birch (Betula pendula) Birch leaves offer a hint of bitterness that will make…

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Known as boxberry, teaberry, and checkerberry (among others) Wintergreen is a low-lying shrub with waxy green leaves and small, bright red berries.

You've probably seen this weed before. It grows all over North America. All parts of the chicory plant are edible.

Youve probably seen this weed before. It grows all over North America. All parts of the chicory plant are edible.

15 Edible Plants to Forage In Your Own Back Yard

15 Edible Plants to Forage in Your Own Back Yard

Article: "A Golden Torch: Mullein’s Healing Light" from The Medicine Woman's Roots

Mullein - very thoroughly informative article, including this tidbit: "It has essentially no toxicity and is both powerful and gentle in action, making it an ideal herb for children to work with.

Partridge berry is an evergreen trailing vine which stays close to the ground as it weaves its way over the roots of hemlocks and other conifers. I have seen it growing in the shade of mature forests in acidic soils, often near streams, from Florida to New England. It takes its sweet time, growing slowly …

Partridge Berry

Partridge berry is an evergreen trailing vine which stays close to the ground as it weaves its way over the roots of hemlocks and other conifers. I have seen it growing in the shade of mature forests in acidic soils, often near streams, from Florida to New England. It takes its sweet time, growing slowly …

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Foraging & Feasting Limited Edition Print - Violet

A limited edition giclee print of the Violet Plant Identification Botanical Page. Printed on watercolor paper with archival inks and matted. All prints are signed by the artist Wendy Hollender.

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Grandma's Rose Hip Tea Recipes and Medicinal Benefits

Prunella (Prunella vulgaris)  Folklore  Once proclaimed to be a Holy herb and thought to be sent by God to cure all ailments of man or beast, and said to drive away the devil, which lead to the belief that Heal-All was grown in the Witches garden as a disguise. The root was used to make a tea to drink in ceremonies before going hunting by one Native American tribe to sharpened the powers of observation.Recipe:   Medicinal tea or infusion: Add 1 oz. dried or fresh herb to a pint of boiling…

Prunella, All heal, Heal All, Woundwort. are all names to refer to this perennial herb. Edible and a medicinal.

Crataegus oxyxantha | herb info from the Happy Herb Company

Crataegus oxyxantha | herb info from the Happy Herb Company

Fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables are often left out of a camping diet, but once you can identify a few wild edibles youll eat much better when camping. If youve ever thought about eating wild edibles but didnt know when to start...the best time is in spring.  The field guides we use for wild plant identification are: 1) Edible Wild Pl...

Wild Edible Plants of Early Spring . Including Erythronium Americanum (trout lily w/ its characteristic mottle fish body looking leaves) and wild leeks amongst others

Vibrant Verbenas

Colorful, versatile, and easy to grow, verbenas keep your garden going all season long.