Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wild Edibles: Wintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens
I'm in New Hampshire again and John showed me wintergreen growing by the roadside. Wintergreen is also called Teaberry or Checkerberry. Harvest the leaves any time of year, and harvest the berries from fall through winter. The berries improve with freezing. Use the leaves as trail nibble or brew into tea. Add to pancakes and muffins, or make uncooked jam.

Wild Edibles Set (unfinished)
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2 comments:

  1. Wintergreen crushed and placed at your doorways will discourage insects from intruding.

    happy bybs.

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  2. Must smell good too. I'm not sure if this grows around here.

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