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Sweet Woodruff / Spring / Summer / Autumn / Edible Sweet Woodruff (Galium Odoratum) Identification A delicious low lying, perennial plant, found in well established woodlands. Common Names Sweet Woodruff, Sweet scented bedstraw. Botanical Name Galium Odoratum Scientific Classification Kingdom – Plantae Order – Gentianales Family – Rubiaceae Physical Characteristics…

GORSE / SPRING / SUMMER / AUTUMN / WINTER / EDIBLE / DEADLY COMMON NAMES Gorse, Prickly broom, furze BOTANICAL NAME Ulex Europaeus PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Root – Unknown. Stems/Bark – Green stems with the shoots and leaves modified into spikes. Leaves – It’s leaves are long, sharp and spiky. Flowers –…

MUGWORT / SPRING / SUMMER / EDIBLE COMMON NAMES Mugwort, Sailors Tobacco, Wild Wormwood. BOTANICAL NAME Artemisia vulgaris PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Root –  Generally 10-15cm long, light brown and woody, 2-5 cm thick. Stems – They are erect, grooved and tend to have a red/purple tinge. Leaves – Mugwort leaves are…

FLOWERING CURRANT / SPRING / SUMMER / EDIBLE COMMON NAMES Flowering Currant BOTANICAL NAME Ribes sanguineum PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Root –  Not of interest. Stems/Bark – The bark is dark brown to grey with pale brown lenticels. Leaves – It has palmately lobed leaves that give off a sweet herbal aroma…

MAHONIA / SPRING / SUMMER / AUTUMN / WINTER / EDIBLE COMMON NAMES Oregon Grape, holly leaved barberry BOTANICAL NAME Mahonia Aquifolium PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Root –  Not of interest. Stems/Bark – Brown, grey, corky texture. Leaves – Pinnate leaves up to 30cm long, each leaf is made up of spiny…

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