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

The Wildflower That Saves Lives


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Learn what makes Rocky Mountain Bee Plant a true friend and life saver for both humans and bees. Then learn how to identify it in the wild.

August 4, 2015

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

Wild Sunflower Identification & Uses


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I cannot think of a flower more beloved than sunflowers. Read on and learn how to identify, plant, harvest, and use wild sunflowers.

July 16, 2015

Common Blanketflower: Red-Yellow Wildflower


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Learn how to identify this drought-resistant, bright red and yellow, daisy-like wildflower.

June 19, 2015

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

How To Identify Wild Rose


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The cultivated wild rose pictured here is a favorite of gardeners in Illinois, and is often used as a low maintenance ornamental plant. The blooms are about 3″ across with showy, bright petals, and the typical wild rose leaf pattern.

May 29, 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