Wild Arkansas

July 28, 2010

Lake Wedington

Filed under: Edible plants, foraging, Sagittaria latifolia — Tags: , , , — WildArkansas @ 4:37 pm

Mid-Summer photos of some edibles at Lake Wedington

Sagitaria and Cress

The year before last, I found a small patch of Sagitaria and attempted to harvest. This year, Lake Wedington is offering another challenge.  The waterscape is abundant with the plant, so there’s plenty of opportunity.

Red-Belted Polypore?

I’m not a shroomer , but this looked a lot like the artist conk or the red-belted polypore. We left it where it grew, because we didn’t want to harvest what we felt unsure about.

Butterfly on fruit

Though I’m good with berry fruits, I was at a loss when I ran across this fruit. A reader identified the species as ‘Buttonbush’ or Cephalanthus occidentalis.

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2 Comments »

  1. looks like button bush to me.

    Comment by Chris — August 1, 2010 @ 3:29 am

  2. Thank you Chris. I looked it up and found you’re right. Cephalanthus occidentalis.

    Comment by maturehealth — August 1, 2010 @ 3:56 am


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