Rosa palustris – Swamp Rose

The Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) is a native plant that produces delicious fruits (rose hips) in late fall. All roses have edible leaves, flowers, and hips. Swamp roses have leaves with serrated edges and curved thorns along the stem. They prefer to grow near rivers or marshes. Swamp rose hips have a tangy taste. They […]

Aronia melanocarpa – Black Chokeberries

Black Chokeberries (Aronia melanocarpa) are edible, native berries that mature in early Fall. Black chokeberries can be found near swamps, bogs, and lakes. They prefer wet areas. The thornless shrub is self-fertile, so you only need one plant to get berries. Each berry grows on its own stem, in clusters of 2-20 berries.   Leaves […]

Lactifluus corrugis – Corrugated-cap milky

The Corrugated-cap milky (Lactifluus corrugis) is an edible mushroom that is widely distributed in eastern North America. They can be found summer-fall near oak trees. Corrugated-cap milkies have a reddish cap that is covered in a felt-like layer when the mushroom is young. Older specimens have a wrinkled cap appearance. Mushrooms exude a white latex […]