Rosebay Willow Herb

Rosebay willow herb  Chamaenerion angustifolium This plant loves to thrive on newly turned soil and is often found in large patches. One of it’s other common names is fireweed which is partly due to it’s stalk and leaves turning a reddish colour after flowering but is also attributed to the fact it was one of the first plants to return to an area after an the area is burned.  This often overlooked but delicious plant …

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Upsurge in Foraging

Usually with an upsurge in foraging comes a sting in the tail. An increase in the number of poisoning. Delighted that so many folk are getting out and finding the plants local to them that are edible and the nutritional and medicinal aspects makes me happy. With lockdown there has been a spike of interest and with that an increase in poisonings. So I feel the need to reiterate one simple rule of foraging. Do …

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