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More plants to forage in April

More plants to forage in April
There are so many plants you can forage in April! I had no idea until I really started looking and paying attention. You can see the first four that I found at the beginning of this month here, and it’s just one of the ten ways you can start homesteading TODAY! Also, remember, I’m not an expert, this is just for informational purposes. Read full disclosure here.

Remember to pin this for later, because I will be linking this post to individual profiles about each of these plants!

 Wild Blue Phlox.

 I LOVE this flower, and I didn’t realize that you could actually make a tea out of it! It smells divine.

Wild chives.

You can just use these like  chives from the store. I add mine to rice and to mashed potatoes, but it would also be yummy in a stir fry! I didn’t even go looking for this. It found me. Or really, I found it by my shed next to what is pretending to be a compost pile. Here are a few of them all bloomed:

chives

Purple dead nettle.

 It’s called”dead” nettle because it won’t sting you like regular nettles. Just FYI. I touched it just in case. Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.

Henbit.

The above is henbit before it fully blooms. Below is henbit bloomed, and in Missouri it often covers huge patches in old corn fields. You can eat it fresh, cooked, or make a tea out of it. I actually tried this fresh once and didn’t love it, but maybe it would be better cooked?
henbit after blooming

 What have you seen that you could forage?

Sources:
  • http://www.inpaws.org/wp-content/uploads/GM_phlox.pdf
  • http://www.livestrong.com/article/485502-purple-dead-nettle-and-allergies/
  • https://theresagreen.me/tag/medicinal-uses-of-red-deadnettle/
  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/chives/wild-chives-information.htm
  • http://www.ediblewildfood.com/henbit.aspx
  • http://www.eattheweeds.com/henbit-top-of-the-pecking-order/

 

 

 

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