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Five basic foraging rules:
  1. Never forage or eat anything you cannot positively identify as safe
  2. Never pick endangered plant species
  3. Always protect plants and nature
  4. Only pick as much as you need and never take all the plants where you forage
    (This will give them time to recover and multiply.
    By doing that, you will be able to return back and forage again next season)
  5. At all times be careful of poisonous plants, snakes and insects.
    (A helpful website is - http://www.wilderness-survival.net/snake/1/)
  6. Only forage in unrestricted areas or obtain permission from a landowner to forage.

Sheperds Purse - Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Habitat: lawns, in meadows, roadsides, vacant lots and fields

  • Height: flower stalk grows up to 2½ft tall with wedge shaped fruit pods

  • Time(Season): Spring through Fall

  • Use: raw in salads, simmered in soups, stews and sauces Sauté, steam or cook for about 10 minutes

  • Nutritional Value: contains compounds like alkaloids, histamine, flavonoids, thiamine, organic acids, phenols, volatile oils and salts and vitamins. Shepherd’s purse hasanaleptic properties and can regulate blood pressure.

  • Leaves: a rosette of bottom leaves up to 9 inches across like a dandelion

  • Flower: tiny, white 4 petaled flowers on a stalk


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