Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 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. Learn how to forage for and use Shepherd's Purse! Author, Researcher, Clinician. Redshank has been used as a medicinal herb to treat e.g. ( Log Out /  November 2013 Edible Parts: Leaves, Young Shoots. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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. March 2014 Consult a professional before using this plant medicinally.) They have been selected to provide a mix of different plant sizes and growing conditions. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). See more ideas about Wild food, Wild edibles, Foraging. Recipes January 2015 Common names include lady's thumb, spotted lady's thumb, Jesusplant, and redshank. Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, flowers, stems or roots, or they yield edible or useful oil. They have been selected to provide a mix of different plant sizes and growing conditions. Persicaria maculosa (syn. Change ). 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. Native Americans used the leaves in treatments of stomach pains and poison ivy. September 2013 Uses: Red Shank has been considered nutritious as the Leaves have a high Vitamin C content. Very strong plant, from the family of buckwheat. Plant Language diarrhoeah and infectious diseases, and the leaves and young shoots can be eaten in salads. It is widespread across Eurasia from Iceland south to Portugal and east to Japan. The decks are available, along with my new 2016 wild plant guide calenders, from [email protected] Happy foraging! Thistles are included in my new foragers playing cards, which feature 52 colour photos of temperate zone edible wild plants. 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. Each tiny flower has no petals but has 4–6 petal-like sepals and they bloom from June to October. April 2013 The pollen is gathered only from the top of this plant in late June and early July. It is traditionally used in poultices to relieve rheumatic pain, to heal wounds, to arrest bleeding or in infusion to help relieve … It is widespread across Eurasia from Iceland south to Portugal and east to Japan. The plant is still used medicinally for a wide variety of conditions, both internally as a tea and externally as a wash or salve. *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. Blossoms of a redshank (Persicaria maculosa). Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. (We strongly advise against eating or using as medicines any plants without first obtaining qualified professional advice.) Feb 19, 2019 - Explore Karen Derby's board "foraging" on Pinterest. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). It is a summer annual, herbaceous, broadleaved plant that is not well-recognized as being an edible plant. Latest titles: Wild Edible Plants of Arizona (2019), Wild Edible Plants of New Mexico (2019), and Wild Edible Plants of Colorado (2020). Lady’s thumb is an annual plant in the buckwheat/smartweed (Polygonaceae) family. ( Log Out /  March 2012, All June 5, 2003. 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]. October 2013 January 2014 December 2014 Polygonum persicaria) is an annual plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae. July 2012 Due to the Oxalic Acid content they can be toxic in large doses. June 2013 Blossoms of a redshank (Persicaria maculosa). September 2012 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. February 2014 August 2014 A wild edible with medicinal value! If you see any fault in this work please contact me and I will endeavour to update the information accordingly. Urban Foraging Redshank (Persicaria maculosa, formerly known as Polygonum persicaria) is one of those plants that are not really known as edible. 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. January 2013 Other common names include spotted lady's thumb and redshank. Redshank was regarded as nutritious and has been fed to horses and cattle as green food. Jan 16, 2016 - Here are five readily available plants that you will know on sight and can consume with confidence. The leaves are rich in vitamin C. However, the plant contains oxalates and is potentially toxic in large amounts. 27.01.2019 - Buy Blossoms of a redshank (Persicaria maculosa) by Pilat666 on PhotoDune. February 2013 Edible Shrubs provides detailed information, attractively presented, on over 70 shrub species. your own Pins on Pinterest Close up shoot The red shank can be a dramatic addition to the xeriscape or California native garden. 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. In this case, the absense of flavor by no means indicates lack of nutrients, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Discover (and save!) Neither am I a Doctor, or Herbalist. 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. If you see any fault in this work please contact me and I will endeavour to update the information accordingly. Redshank Flowers Habitat: Wetlands, Wasteground, Open Fields. Peter aka anemoneprojectors - camera busted. Your comment will be posted after it is approved. Foraging Common Redshank Stock Image - Fotosearch Enhanced. August 2012 Red Shank has been considered nutritious as the Leaves have a high Vitamin C content. 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. May 2012 June 2012 A wild edible with medicinal value! ©J.S. 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. 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. Plants. Polygonum persicaria) is an annual plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae.Common names include lady's thumb, spotted lady's thumb, Jesusplant, and redshank. Generally considered a nuisance weed of cultivated land, Redshank has been used as a source of a yellowish dye. The plant has been used externally in the treatment of arthritis. Jul 3, 2017 - a picture of Redshank and how to treat it, from Down Garden Service Medicinal use of Redshank: The plant is cathartic. 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. Avoid over-eating. You’ll know you’ve hit the pollen when your hands turn yellow. Maculosa refers to dark blotches that appear on the leaves, usually one blotch per leaf. Foraging With Kids United States, CA, Berkeley, Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden. Explore. 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