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“Wild Plants As Medicine” Workshop And Summer Foraging Hike Recap

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Wild Plants As Medicine workshop & summer foraging hike last Saturday in North Park!  We couldn’t have asked for a better day.  Stay tuned for many more!

If you’d like to know which plants can be found now in Western Pennsylvania (late summer/early fall), here’s a list of the species we discussed/found:

1. Fox grape (Vitis labrusca)
2. Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
3. Early goldenrod (Solidago juncea)
4. Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)
5. Burdock (Arctium lappa)
6. Wild carrot (Daucus carota)
7. Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
8. Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)
9. White sweet clover (Melilotus alba)
10. *Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia)
11. *White snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)
12. *Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
13. **Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
14. Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
15. *Devil’s walking stick (Aralia spinosa)
16. Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora)
17. Sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)
18. Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium fistulosum)
19. Wild hops (Humulus lupulus)
20. *Glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
21. Black gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
22. Staghorn sumac (Rhus hirta)
23. Indian tobacco (Lobelia inflata)
24. Virginia jumpseed (Persicaria virginiana)
25. Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
26. Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
27. Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.)
28. Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)
29. *Japanese bristlegrass (Setaria faberi)

*Denotes inedible and/or toxic species
**Young shoots edible only; all other parts toxic

Author: Adam

Wild foodist

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