By: Cherylyne Saylor-Paul
What comes to mind when one first thinks about “the Lily of the Valley” is a delicate flower that is symbolic of Easter and Weddings. It grows 15 to 30 cm tall, with only one or two leafs, and flowering stems, which have two...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Pawpaw Tree (Asimina Triloba) is native to eastern North America and it is also known as the four-petal pawpaw. This tree has edible fruit. The Native Americans favored this tree and it is indigenous to the United States. It can also be found near...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Ostrich Fern is also called the Shuttlecock Fern. It is native to the temperate regions of eastern and northern Europe, northern Asia and northern North America. It starts its growth by forming a complete vertical crown. It can be found growing along riverbanks and...
By: Pete Green
Also known as the Hoosier Banana, the American Pawpaw (Asimina triloba.) is the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States. Furthermore, it is the only member of its family to not live in the tropics. Asimina triloba trees are native to 25 states...
By: Amelia Emery
Crabapples are a type of woody fruiting tree belonging to the genera Malus which also includes both ornamental and edible types of apples. The difference between a crabapple and an edible, domestic apple is the size of the fruit. An apple smaller than 2 inches...
By: Kimberly Napier
Rough Pigweed, or Amaranthus retroflexus, is also known as red-root amaranth, redroot pigweed, ped-rooted pigweed, common amaranth and common tumbleweed. It is native to the tropical Americas, but has spread to most of the continents. Rough pigweed is an annual that grows to between one...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Desert wheatgrass (Agropyron desertorum) is one of three types of wheatgrass from Asia. It grows well, in most areas where frost is minimal. However, it does grow in Alaska where temperatures reach -43F degrees. This grass does better where rainfall is less than twelve-fourteen inches...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Russian scientists brought to life a plant which had been frozen for more than 30,000 years. The research team from the Russian Institute of Cell Biophysics regenerated the silene stenophylia plant from the plant´s tissue discovered in the Siberian permafrost. The plant tissue...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Wolf lichen (Letharia vulpina) is a toxic lichen. Wolf lichen is a yellow-green fungus that grows on trees and rocks. People often confuse this lichen with moss which it is not. Wolf lichen grows on incense cedar bark. It grows mostly in the boreal forests...
The Witch's Hat mushroom, Hygrocybe conica
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Foragers are an interesting and very talented group of people. They learn to search the forests and land for food. It is important for foragers to know what is safe to consume. Mushrooms are a favorite for many foragers. It is important to be able...

 

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