Spring

Spring has sprung!

Walking outside, lawns are green and trees have burst with pink and white flowers in abundance. 

There are still plenty of new wild foods to eat everywhere. Our babies are getting bigger and changing shape. It is the season of spring ephemerals in the woods, before the tree canopy has fully unfurled its leaves. But really flowers, flowers everywhere.  This calls for learning to make flower essences!

As always, you will learn to distinguish neighboring plants that look alike, and some common and unusual uses of these plants based on the Doctrine of Signatures.

Who Showed up for Spring...

Greenery and Flowers!

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    Welcome!

    • Important Welcome Message (pre-requisite)

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    Class 4 - Herbaceous

    • About Class 4

    • Why Wild Edibles are so Nutritious

    • Burdock (Arctium lappa) Leaf and Garden 1

    • Burdock (Arctium lappa) Leaf and Garden 2

    • Black Medic (Medicago lupulina)

    • Cleavers (Galium aparine)

    • Cleavers Extras (Galium aparine)

    • Fleabane (Erigeron canadensis)

    • Horsetail (Equisetum spp. and arvense)

    • Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

    • Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

    • Pennycress, Field Mustard (Thlaspi arvense)

    • Plantain (Plantago major or rugelii)

    • Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

    • Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) 1

    • Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) 2

    • St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

    • Trillium (Trillium)

    • Violet (Viola spp.) - How to identify and use as food

    • Violet (Viola spp.) - medicine

    • Wood Sorrel (Oxalis spp.)

    • Garden 1 - Prickly Lettuce and Red Clover

    • Garden 2 - Jack-in-the-Pulpit, False Solomon's Seal, Wood Nettles

    • Garden 3 - Jack-in-the-Pulpit and Skunk Cabbage

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    Class 4 - Trees and Bushes

    • Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

    • Linden (Tilia spp.)

    • Tamarack (Larix laricina)

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    Class 4 - How to Make Flower Essences

    • Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) Flower Essence 1

    • Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) Flower Essence 2

    • Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) Flower Essence 3

    • Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) Flower Essence 4

    • Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) Flower Essence 5

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    Class 4 - Who's Who

    • Black Medic (Medicago lupulina), Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), Sweet Melilot (Melilotus spp.)

    • Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea) and Violet flower (Viola spp.)

    • Hydrangea (Hydrangea spp.) Wood Nettle (Laportea canadensis)

    • Linden (Tilia spp.) Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

    • Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

    • Wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris) and Spurge (Euphorbia spp.) poisonous look-alike

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    Class 5 - Black Medic (Medicago lupulina) Materia Medica and Case Histories

    • Black Medic 1 (Medicago lupulina)

    • Black Medic 2 (Medicago lupulina)

    • Black Medic 3 (Medicago lupulina)

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    Class 5 - Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

    • Celandine 1 (Chelidonium majus)

    • Celandine 2 (Chelidonium majus)

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    Class 5 - Chickweed (Stellaria media and spp.)

    • Chickweed 1 (Stellaria media and spp.)

    • Chickweed 2 (Stellaria media and spp.)

    • Chickweed 3 (Stellaria media and spp.) Who's Who?

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    Class 5 - Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea)

    • Creeping Charlie 1 (Glechoma hederacea)

    • Creeping Charlie 2 (Glechoma hederacea)

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    Class 5 - Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

    • Jewelweed 1 (Impatiens capensis)

    • Jewelweed 2 (Impatiens capensis)

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    Class 5 - Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) Materia Medica and Wildcrafting

    • Motherwort 1 (Leonurus cardiaca)

    • Motherwort 2 (Leonurus cardiaca)

    • Motherwort 3 (Leonurus cardiaca)

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    Class 5 - Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola) Materia Medica, Wildcrafting, and Case Histories

    • Prickly Lettuce 1 (Lactuca serriola)

    • Prickly Lettuce 2 (Lactuca serriola)

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    Class 5 - And More!

    • About Class 5

    • Cinquefoil (Potentilla spp.)

    • Daylily (Hemerocalis fulva)

    • Iris and Friends (Iris versicolor)

    • Ladys Thumb (Polygonum persicaria or Persicaria maculosa)

    • Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

    • Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

    • Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

    • Pineapple Weed (Matricaria discoidea) and Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisifolia)

    • Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

    • Sow Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) - Prickly Lettuce Lookalike!

    • Sweet Melilot (yellow) (Melilotus officianalis)

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    Updates and In Anticipation

    • Updates on the Plants - Video Slideshow

    • In anticipation - These plants are growing around you now. Try to find them. We will discuss them in future plant walks, this year or next. Good luck! - Video Slideshow

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Accurate title

Rose Casey

Very helpful to have plant name posted as well. Thanks!

Very helpful to have plant name posted as well. Thanks!

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