Early Spring

Baby Plants

In this early spring section of Lise Wolff's Three Seasons of Herbal Wisdom Plant Walks, you will learn to identify baby plants, the first greenery that shows. Learn how to properly identify common look-alikes, little tidbits of their uses, what you can collect for wild edibles (and a few ideas of what to make with them), and some fun extras!

This section includes 3 days' worth of Plant Walks that would normally take several hours each day to complete. They are condensed down for you here into nearly 5 hours of content in 1-12 minute long videos to easily view and review.

Who Showed up for Early Spring...

Meet the Babies...

  1. 1
    • Welcome Message

  2. 2
    • About this class

    • River Birch (Betula nigra)

    • Black elderflower and berry (Sambucus canadensis)

    • Red Osier/Dogwood (Cornus sericea) 1

    • Red Osier/Dogwood (Cornus sericea) 2

    • Oaks (ID) 1

    • Oaks (ID) 2

    • Oaks - Why harvest? Case histories 3

    • Oaks 4

    • Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum americanum) 1

    • Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum americanum) 2

    • Early Spring Trees and Barks - Slideshow

    • Early Spring Plants - Slideshow

    • How to prepare remedies with barks

  3. 3
    • About Class 1

    • Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris) Story

    • Field Reference Book

  4. 4
    • Daylily (Hemerocalis fulva)

    • Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

    • Wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris)

    • Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

    • Nettles (Urtica dioica)

  5. 5
    • Tree Shapes

    • Cottonwood (Populus deltoids)

    • Elderberry (Sambucus pubens and Sambucus canadensis)

    • Linden (Tilia spp.)

    • Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)

    • Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

    • Red Osier (Cornus sericea)

    • Thuja or Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

    • Vibernum (Vibernum trilobum)

    • White Pine (Pinus strobus)

  6. 6
    • Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)

    • Avens (Geum urbanum)

    • Burdock (Arctium lappa)

    • Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

    • Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea)

    • Dandelion (Taraxicum officinale)

    • Goldenrod (Solidago spp.)

    • Iris (Iris spp.)

    • Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) and Avens (Geum urbanum)

    • Mullein (Verbascum thapsis)

    • Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

    • Plantain (Plantago major)

    • Sweetleaf (Monarda fistulosa)

    • Wood Betony (Betonica officinalis or Stachys officinalis)

    • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

  7. 7
    • About Class 2

    • Blue Vervain (Verbana hastata)

    • Goldenrod  (Solidago spp.)

    • Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) female

    • Mullein (Verbascum thapsis)

    • Ramps (Allium tricoccum)

    • Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multi or bi florum)

    • Sweetleaf (Monarda fistulosa)

    • Wild Ginger (Asarum canadensis)

    • Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

    • Violet (Viola spp.)

  8. 8
    • Iris (Iris spp.) or Day Lily (Hemerocalis fulva)?

    • Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea)

    • Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea), Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

  9. 9
    • About Class 3

    • Spontaneous Edible and Medicinal Garden(s) - 1 - Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

    • Spontaneous Edible and Medicinal Garden(s) - 2 - Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and Pesto

    • Spontaneous Edible and Medicinal Garden(s) - 3 - Creasy Greens and Naturally Detoxing with Bitter Greens

    • Spontaneous Edible and Medicinal Garden(s) - 4 - Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

  10. 10
    • Avens (Geum spp.) and Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

    • Bellwort (Uvularia perfoliata)

    • Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

    • Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

    • Burdock (Arctium lappa) and Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)

    • Cohosh, Blue (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

    • Cohosh, Red or White (Actaea spp.)

    • Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea)

    • Daylily (Hemerocalis fulva)

    • Goldenrod (Solidago spp.)

    • Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

    • Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) and Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

    • Solomon's Seal (True and False)

    • Solomon's Seal (True and False) Roots and Multiple Comparisons Part 1

    • Solomon's Seal (True and False) Roots and Multiple Comparisons Part 2

    • How to Make Solomon's Seal oil

    • Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica)

    • Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

    • Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

    • Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)

    • Wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris)

    • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

    • Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)

  11. 11
    • Aronia Berries/ Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

    • Serviceberry or Juneberry (Amelanchier spp.)

    • Sumac (Rhus glabra)

  12. 12
    • Early Spring Plant Walks with Herbalist Lise Wolff - Summary Slideshow Part 1 (no sound)

    • Early Spring Plant Walks with Herbalist Lise Wolff - Summary Slideshow Part 2 (no sound)

  13. 13
    • Please share your thoughts

  14. 14
    • Tests and Certificates

    • Early Spring Plant Walks - Test & Lise's Educational Observations

    • Early Spring Plant Walks - Test

"Thoroughly enjoying this class!  Thank you Lise for doing it.  Daylilies - who knew - I love them.  So light and refreshing, crisp and crunchy. I went to the farm after the first class and picked day lily and ate it, stinging nettles - made tea and tincture, motherwort, shepherds purse, violet - oh the violets were beautiful.  So also made a tincture from the lady's mantle plants that I have.  It was such fun.  Your pictures, thanks Tara, are so clear and distinct that I am comfortable with unfamiliar plants, you are making them familiar and it's such fun watching them grow.  I am so glad I signed up for this class."
- Diane Allmann

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Early Spring Walks (Motherwort series)

Charity Arrington

Excellent information along with outstanding video and sound quality!

Excellent information along with outstanding video and sound quality!

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Early Spring Plant walks with Lise Wolff

Diane Secor

I love this course and am learning so much! The way Lise explains plants and their uses is brilliant. I find all the medicinal uses of so many common weeds p...

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I love this course and am learning so much! The way Lise explains plants and their uses is brilliant. I find all the medicinal uses of so many common weeds particularly interesting, and look forward to touching, tasting and smelling (and tincturing) many of them growing in my backyard!

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Very accurate title. Definitely will be paying closer att...

Rose Casey

I appreciated all the helpful id tips, stories and close-up photography along with the environmental views. Really enjoyed the stories!

I appreciated all the helpful id tips, stories and close-up photography along with the environmental views. Really enjoyed the stories!

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Early Spring Plant Walks With Lise

Rhonda Larson

5...if I could give this course a 10 I would do it! Awesome and loved it!

5...if I could give this course a 10 I would do it! Awesome and loved it!

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Early Spring Plant Walks With Lise

Rhonda Larson

5...if I could give this course a 10 I would do it! Awesome and loved it!

5...if I could give this course a 10 I would do it! Awesome and loved it!

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Love those weeds!

Char Bezanson

Lise provides a down to earth tour of the (mostly) common plants around us that have medicinal uses. She speaks from personal experience, and is also well-ve...

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Lise provides a down to earth tour of the (mostly) common plants around us that have medicinal uses. She speaks from personal experience, and is also well-versed in traditional uses. Very practical and accessible.

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Preparing for Plant Walks

Marcia Price

So far this is great!!!

So far this is great!!!

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Harvesting information

Diane Sweeney

Love the class so far, so interesting to learn more about the plants themselves, and especially when and how to harvest. Looking forward to more.

Love the class so far, so interesting to learn more about the plants themselves, and especially when and how to harvest. Looking forward to more.

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Plant walks

erin johnson

Love the plant walks with Lise! Really appreciate learning more in depth about the plants all around us. A great education!

Love the plant walks with Lise! Really appreciate learning more in depth about the plants all around us. A great education!

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Terrific!

Roseanne Schnoll

Learning a lot. Love Lise’s personality.

Learning a lot. Love Lise’s personality.

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Early spring plant walks

Pam Gibson

These are so digestible being so short. You can fit them in anywhere. I am neglecting my other herb classes to watch these.

These are so digestible being so short. You can fit them in anywhere. I am neglecting my other herb classes to watch these.

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A breath of fresh air!

Rosanne Lindsay

Hello! What a trip to walk around Mpls with Lise Wolff to say hello to the Spring plants! Memorable, entertaining , and humorous. She shared great stories an...

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Hello! What a trip to walk around Mpls with Lise Wolff to say hello to the Spring plants! Memorable, entertaining , and humorous. She shared great stories and pieces of her life. What a generous teacher! And so smart!

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Early Spring Plant Walks with Lise Wolff

Sophie Frederickson

Fascinating to see the baby plants. It does help to understand the plants better. Can't wait to taste more of the spring plants next year.

Fascinating to see the baby plants. It does help to understand the plants better. Can't wait to taste more of the spring plants next year.

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prepping for plant walks

Shelli Johnson-McCombs

Great information, Thank you !

Great information, Thank you !

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3 Season Plant Walks

Megan Bodane

So fun and informative! Great class, Lise! I appreciated the humor throughout the walks. The video work was excellent as well, with close-ups and lingerin...

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So fun and informative! Great class, Lise! I appreciated the humor throughout the walks. The video work was excellent as well, with close-ups and lingering shots of the plants.

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Very informative walks

Signee Hoffman

I loved this course. It was informative to the early spring plants and trees . Love the stories. Now I really want to eat raw Solomon seal shoot.

I loved this course. It was informative to the early spring plants and trees . Love the stories. Now I really want to eat raw Solomon seal shoot.

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Plant Walks with Lise Wolff

Joseph Waters

Gems are interspersed throughout the monologues!

Gems are interspersed throughout the monologues!

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Very informative

Lucia Costin

Lise is great at explaining every single detail!

Lise is great at explaining every single detail!

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Early spring walk

sharon(Renee) bearhawk

I enjoyed it!

I enjoyed it!

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Spring plant walk

Joy Jones

I love the adventure of seeing the plant in its natural habitat.

I love the adventure of seeing the plant in its natural habitat.

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Fun and informative

Betsy Thomas

It's all good. Learning made easy, fun, and informative. All while showing respect toward the plants and the earth.

It's all good. Learning made easy, fun, and informative. All while showing respect toward the plants and the earth.

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I love plant walks with Lise Wolff

Jered Roark

I can not say enough good things about theses videos. Thank you Lise Wolff

I can not say enough good things about theses videos. Thank you Lise Wolff

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Great

Jackie Clancy

Great teacher, very professional and experience shows in method. Memory cues have rea.ly helped me with retaining Latin names and signatures. Thanks

Great teacher, very professional and experience shows in method. Memory cues have rea.ly helped me with retaining Latin names and signatures. Thanks

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Lovely

Ester Hudson

Wonderful, lots of practical down to earth advice. Who knew I didn’t need to bring home a tree trunk for medicine?

Wonderful, lots of practical down to earth advice. Who knew I didn’t need to bring home a tree trunk for medicine?

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Superpractical Superentertaining

Arturo David Suárez

Excellent course, full of botanical examples, pictures, anecdotal explanations and direct practical medicinal applications. Thank you. Lise is an earthquake

Excellent course, full of botanical examples, pictures, anecdotal explanations and direct practical medicinal applications. Thank you. Lise is an earthquake

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Early Summer Plant Walks

Teri Brooks

So fun, informative, and helpful! I always learn something new from Lise, even after using herbs for 28 years.

So fun, informative, and helpful! I always learn something new from Lise, even after using herbs for 28 years.

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Mid-Summer Plant Walks

Colleen Harryman

A wealth of information! Lise is knowledgeable, practical, and funny.

A wealth of information! Lise is knowledgeable, practical, and funny.

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Superpractical Superentertaining

Arturo David Suárez

Excellent course, full of botanical examples, pictures, anecdotal explanations and direct practical medicinal applications. Thank you. Lise is an earthquake

Excellent course, full of botanical examples, pictures, anecdotal explanations and direct practical medicinal applications. Thank you. Lise is an earthquake

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Helpful Class

Sharon Chu

Helps one get more in touch with the actual plants.

Helps one get more in touch with the actual plants.

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Very interesting.

Sue Shipley

Really enjoy the stories and tidbits Lise shares.

Really enjoy the stories and tidbits Lise shares.

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Mid-Summer Plant Walks

Colleen Harryman

A wealth of information! Lise is knowledgeable, practical, and funny.

A wealth of information! Lise is knowledgeable, practical, and funny.

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Very informative

Dawn Mead Goodwin

Thorough, videography was clear, next best thing to being there.

Thorough, videography was clear, next best thing to being there.

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