Avoid over-eating. Redshank looks a lot like pale persicaria (P. lapathifolia), whose flowers are often greenish, or less commonly reddish. (Please note, I am not a doctor, nurse, or herbalist. November 2013 Uses: Red Shank has been considered nutritious as the Leaves have a high Vitamin C content. ( Log Out /  Peterson. Each tiny flower has no petals but has 4–6 petal-like sepals and they bloom from June to October. Foraging With Kids It is widespread across Eurasia from Iceland south to Portugal and east to Japan. Thistles are included in my new foragers playing cards, which feature 52 colour photos of temperate zone edible wild plants. Common names include lady's thumb, spotted lady's thumb, Jesusplant, and redshank. Redshank has been used as a medicinal herb to treat e.g. ( Log Out /  February 2013 October 2013 If you see any fault in this work please contact me and I will endeavour to update the information accordingly. Latest titles: Wild Edible Plants of Arizona (2019), Wild Edible Plants of New Mexico (2019), and Wild Edible Plants of Colorado (2020). The decks are available, along with my new 2016 wild plant guide calenders, from [email protected] Happy foraging! Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, flowers, stems or roots, or they yield edible or useful oil. July 2013 Blossoms of a redshank (Persicaria maculosa). January 2015 October 2012 Polygonum persicaria) is an annual plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae. Plant Language Recipes FIRE ECOLOGY OR ADAPTATIONS : Plant Adaptations: Redshank sprouts from the lignotuber following burning of aboveground portions of the plant [7,9,16,25,26,31]. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. March 2013 your own Pins on Pinterest Your comment will be posted after it is approved. Very strong plant, from the family of buckwheat. But take a look at this close-up of the flower. February 2014 Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). December 2012 December 2014 May 2013 I am an enthusiast who has cross-referenced information through various sources and experimented by eating or applying in moderation all plants noted in this site. Author, Researcher, Clinician. ( Log Out /  Urban Foraging The Modern Foragers Guide to Wild Edibles and Wild Food Recipes. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 3) Wild Asparagus. Fire Ecology: Redshank communities generally have less total aboveground biomass than chamise communities because they are more open, but have more standing dead fuel per plant and deeper litter. Standing up to 80 cm tall, this plant bears its bright pink, rarely white, flowers in cylindrical, densely-crowded spikes on reddish stems. Jan 16, 2016 - Here are five readily available plants that you will know on sight and can consume with confidence. The leaves and young shoots are cooked eaten as leaf vegetables in some countries. (We strongly advise against eating or using as medicines any plants without first obtaining qualified professional advice.) Read More June 2012 An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of colds and chest complaints, and also as a mouth wash to treat toothaches. The red shank can be a dramatic addition to the xeriscape or California native garden. Neither am I a Doctor, or Herbalist. Learn how to forage for and use Shepherd's Purse! The plant has been used externally in the treatment of arthritis. September 2012 Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, flowers, stems or roots, or they yield edible or useful oil. Native Americans used the leaves in treatments of stomach pains and poison ivy. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). Jul 18, 2019 - This Pin was discovered by Agi. It is a summer annual, herbaceous, broadleaved plant that is not well-recognized as being an edible plant. ©J.S. See more ideas about Wild food, Wild edibles, Foraging. Cattail pollen can also be mixed with flour and egg to make cattail pancakes. The pollen is gathered only from the top of this plant in late June and early July. The common redshank or simply redshank (Tringa totanus) is a Eurasian wader in the large family Scolopacidae.The genus name Tringa is the New Latin name given to the green sandpiper by Aldrovandus in 1599 based on Ancient Greek trungas, a thrush-sized, white-rumped, tail-bobbing wading bird mentioned by Aristotle.The specific totanus is from Tótano, the Italian name for this bird. Persicaria maculosa (syn. Close up shoot They are ideal presents for plant lovers in any temperate climate! Where possible I will include information on known side effects from eating certain plants and flowers which are known to aggravate certain human ailments, but I must make it clear, I am not a Botanist. Close up shoot We feature 66,100,000 royalty free photos, 337,000 stock footage clips, digital videos, vector clip art images, clipart pictures, background graphics, medical illustrations, and maps. Where possible I will include information on known side effects from eating certain plants and flowers which are known to aggravate certain human ailments, but I must make it clear, I am not a Botanist. Edible Shrubs provides detailed information, attractively presented, on over 70 shrub species. Edible Parts: Leaves, Young Shoots. April 2012 In this case, the absense of flavor by no means indicates lack of nutrients, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. diarrhoeah and infectious diseases, and the leaves and young shoots can be eaten in salads. Persicaria maculosa (syn. United States, CA, Berkeley, Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden. April 2014 I am an enthusiast who has cross-referenced information through various sources and experimented by eating or applying in moderation all plants noted in this site. June 2013 Redshank (Persicaria maculosa, formerly known as Polygonum persicaria) is one of those plants that are not really known as edible. March 2012, All More often overlooked as a weed growing close to water and on arable land, this is an annual which is identified mainly by the dark blotch on its leaves. The Homesteading Hippy. September 2013 Polygonum persicaria) is an annual plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae.Common names include lady's thumb, spotted lady's thumb, Jesusplant, and redshank. Gardening. Red Shank is easily Identifiable as the Leaves have a Brown/Black marking around the Centre, some say shaped like a Lady’said Thumb, which gave rise to it’so alternative name Lady’s Thumb. It's a rather common weed though, native to Europe and an invasive species in the US, but redshank seems to grow so modestly that no one seems to notice it. The Homesteading Hippy . August 2014 ( Log Out /  June 5, 2003. Jul 3, 2017 - a picture of Redshank and how to treat it, from Down Garden Service June 2014 Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Peter aka anemoneprojectors - camera busted. Other common names include spotted lady's thumb and redshank. They’re one of the best wild edible plants that provide an excellent source of starch. Generally considered a nuisance weed of cultivated land, Redshank has been used as a source of a yellowish dye. Further resources. For this reason the plant is also known as Spotted […] Due to the Oxalic Acid content they can be toxic in large doses. Videos. Edible Shrubs provides detailed information, attractively presented, on over 70 shrub species. Jan 27, 2019 - Buy Blossoms of a redshank (Persicaria maculosa) by Pilat666 on PhotoDune. Redshank Flowers Habitat: Wetlands, Wasteground, Open Fields. Change ). November 2012 The leaves are rich in vitamin C. However, the plant contains oxalates and is potentially toxic in large amounts. Redshank was regarded as nutritious and has been fed to horses and cattle as green food. Consult a professional before using this plant medicinally.) They have been selected to provide a mix of different plant sizes and growing conditions. Red Shank has been considered nutritious as the Leaves have a high Vitamin C content. Medicinal use of Redshank: The plant is cathartic. If you see any fault in this work please contact me and I will endeavour to update the information accordingly. July 2012 May 2012 A wild edible with medicinal value! January 2014 A member of the Dock family, and a relation of Amphibious Bistort (Persicaria amphibia), Redshank is a fairly common sight in arable fields, waysides, marshland and waste ground around Scotland. Edible parts are leaves and young shoots, which can be eaten raw or cooked. Feb 19, 2019 - Explore Karen Derby's board "foraging" on Pinterest. Foraging Read More Health and well-being are central to the information contained herein, so if you are not sure from observation and research whether something is edible or not, simply don’t eat it. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Plants. April 2013 January 2013 Redshank (Persicaria maculosa, formerly known as Polygonum persicaria) is one of those plants that are not really known as edible. Foraging Common Redshank Stock Image - Fotosearch Enhanced. August 2012 You’ll know you’ve hit the pollen when your hands turn yellow. A wild edible with medicinal value! It's a rather common weed though, native to Europe and an invasive species in the US, but redshank seems to grow so modestly … Leaves are alternate, narrowly or broadly lance-shaped, usually with a dark blotch on upper surface, pointed at the tip, tapered or wedge-shaped at the base, typically 2 to 4 inches long (up to 7), and 1/3 to 1 inch wide, the stalk not more than 1/3 inch long, becoming stalkless in the upper plant. Bulbous Plants… Explore. Lady’s thumb is an annual plant in the buckwheat/smartweed (Polygonaceae) family. Maculosa refers to dark blotches that appear on the leaves, usually one blotch per leaf. 27.01.2019 - Buy Blossoms of a redshank (Persicaria maculosa) by Pilat666 on PhotoDune. *Disclaimer Health and well-being are central to the information contained herein, so if you are not sure from observation and research whether something is edible or not, simply don’t eat it. 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