First On The Scene: Milkvetch


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Milkvetch is one of the first wildflowers on the spring scene, and has earned my respect as the hardiest of the hardiest.

March 30, 2016

Heron’s Bill Wildflower


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Learn how to identify this extremely useful and weedy wildflower that is both edible and medicinal.

March 12, 2016

How To Identify Common Purslane


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This common weed is found through-out the world. Learn how to identify common purslane – a tasty, edible and medicinal plant with a sugar snap pea flavor!

July 26, 2015

Birdsfoot Trefoil: Small Yellow Wildflower


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Learn how to identify this sweet and tough little yellow wildflower that sprouts up all across the globe.

July 30, 2012

Plant Identification: Prickly Pear Cactus


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How to identify prickly pear cactus, plus edible and medicinal uses.

June 21, 2012

Wood Sorrel Identification


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Wood sorrel is both edible and medicinal. You can easily add a few leaves to a wild harvest salad for a bit of lemony tang or enjoy as a trail nibble. Like lemons, this plant also happens to be high in Vitamin C.

June 11, 2012

Tiny Pink Wildflower


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Deptford pink wildflowers are easy to overlook because of their tiny flower size. (About the size of a dime or smaller.) Had I been looking for something special or tiny, I probably would have missed this flower.

June 7, 2012

Indian Paintbrush


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Indian paintbrush is a US spring blooming wildflower, though you will often see it persist through late summer – growing taller with the passing of days. A number of native american tribes have used this plant as a paintbrush – hence the name. This particular paintbrush is a southwest variety.

May 24, 2012

Indian Strawberry


edible, Identification, Photography, spring wildflowers, yellow wildflowers

Overall, the indian strawberry (AKA false strawberry and mock strawberry) is smaller than the tasty wild strawberry, though the leaves look the same in shape.  Wild strawberries have white blooms whereas indian strawberries have yellow blooms.  Both are edible, but the indian strawberry is not as tasty.  This little plant is just about ready to […]

May 19, 2012