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 […]

Four-wing Saltbush – Atriplex Canescens

Common Names: Chamise, chamize, chamiso, white greasewood, saltsage, fourwing shadscale, bushy atriplex,four-wing saltbush, four wing saltbush Description: Fourwing saltbush is deciduous to evergreen, depending on climate. Its much-branched stems are stout with whitish bark. Mature plants range from 1 to over 8 feet in height, depending on the soil and climate. Its leaves are simple, […]