Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Greens 2015

Cardamine hirsuta, hairy bittercress

After so much snow this winter the spring greens and shoots are a bit slow to emerge. We find ourselves turning our faces up towards the sun on the nice days, warming our cheeks. Looking down at the ground for signs of life is second nature for us as we take short walks along muddy trails, and we are even taking note of the swelling buds of the trees. Not long now before we begin another year of enjoying our scavenger hunt for edible plants and fungi, where the prizes are delicious!

Matteuccia struthiopteris, ostritch fern fiddleheads

Allium vineale, field garlic

Alliaria petiolata, garlic mustard

Hemerocallis fulva, daylily shoots

Urtica dioica, stinging nettles

1 comment:

Kristina said...

Wow, so many to choose from. Thanks for sharing the photos.