DAY LILY Information & Facts

DAY LILY Day Lily – Hemerocallis fulva / LlLIACEAE Other Common Names: Tawny Day Lily Description: The day lily is a showy perennial herb. It grows from fleshy-fibrous roots or tubers. Keeled, sword like leaves grow from the ground. The leaves can be up to four feet tall that grow in clumps from the crown […]

Dandelion Information & Description

Each bloom is made up of numerous strapshaped florets of a bright golden yellow.

Dandelion Dandelion – Taraxacum officinale / COMPOSITAE Sunflower family Other Common Names: Common Dandelion, Blowball, weed General: There are a multitude of species of dandelion growing in the temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. Dandelions are a perennial or biennial herb but many consider them an invasive weed. Many consider dandelions to be […]

Chicory Plant Information & Identification

Chicory is grown and harvested for its root and tender shoots.

CHICORY Chicory – Cichorium intybus / COMPOSITAE Sunflower family Other Common Names: Blue Sailors, Wild Succory, Common Chicory Root, Succory, Wild Chicory, Wild Endive, Chickory General: Chicory is native to Northern Africa, Western Asia and Europe. Sometime in the near past, European settlers brought chicory to North America. After that, like European starlings, the rest […]

Cattail Information and Identification

All parts of the cattail plant are edible. American Indians prepared the different parts in many ways.

Cattail Cattail latin name – T. latifolia/TYPHACEAE Other Common Names: Broad-leaved Cattail General: The Cattail is a wetland plant with a unique flowering spike and flat blade like leaves that can reach heights from 3 to 10 feet. They are some of the most common marsh/wetland plants. They are unmistakable in appearance, the flower head is unique […]

Blackberry Information

Blackberry fruit is sweet and tastes great but may be seedy

BLACKBERRY – Rubus procerus / ROSACEAE Rose family Other Common Names for Blackberry: R. procerus: Himalaya Blackberry, raspberry, blackcap Description: Blackberry can be a Shrub or bush-like perennial, can have trailing or climbing canes (most usual), thorned or smooth (usually domestic varieties). Blackberry leaves are simple and lobed to compound. Blackberry fruit is a berry […]

Poison Ivy – Toxicodendron radicans

poison ivy is widely distributed and can be mistaken

Poison Ivy General: Poison ivy is a common North American plant that produces urushiol, a clear liquid compound found within the sap of the plant that causes an itching rash in most people who touch it. The fluids released by scratching the blisters do not spread the poison or the rash. The fluid in the […]