Category: Plant identification

Few-Flowered Leek / Spring / Summer / Edible Identification Guide for Few-Flowered Leek A non-native, invasive member of the Allium family. Do your bit for nature and eat it šŸ™‚ Common Names Few-Flowered Leek, Few-Flowered Garlic. Botanical Name Allium paradoxum Scientific Classification Kingdom ā€“ Plantae Order ā€“ Asparagales Family ā€“…

Ladies Smock / All Year Round / Edible Identification Guide for Ladies Smock A perennial member of the Brassica family, with a delicious mustardy taste. Common Names Ladies Smock, Cuckoo flower, Mayflower or Milkmaids. Botanical Name Cardamine pratensis Scientific Classification Kingdom ā€“ Plantae Order ā€“ Brassicales Family ā€“ Brassicaceae Physical…

Foxglove / Spring / Summer / Autumn / Toxic A very common summer flowering native plant, it’s potentially deadly poisonous so one every forager should be familiar with. Common Names Foxgloves, Foxes gloves, thimble flower, fairy gloves. Botanical Name Digitalis. There are quite a few Digitalis species the most common…

Heather / Summer / Autumn / Edible Common Names Heather/Ling Heather/Scotch Heather Latin Name: Calluna vulgaris Erica tetralix, E. caerulea – Ericaceae Harvest Season: Best to collect fresh, young (not too woody) flowering tops (leaves and flowers) when the flowers have just bloomed – usually July – October, depending on…

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