If anyone is interested I am going to post the results of my wildcrafting this weekend.
Nope it's not a drunk, crafting party
Wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural, or "wild" habitat, for food, medicinal, or other purposes. At this point I am only learning and did a small amounf of gathering.
Hey Mac I found it this weekend.
We hiked a mountain cover straight up for about 1.5 hours looking, around the side and back down. Found several bear tracks that Grumpy said looked like a 350 pounder.
Anyway, found the 7 bark in a northside cove on the side of the road at Rock Creek. Contact me and I can let you know where.
By the way the next day after we found the bear sign, a trout fisherman said a 400 pounder crossed the road at the old check in station.
A very good friend of mine gave me Mickey Cummings new book about local native plant life. I took it along with another book on my hikes, I have, to try and identify plants and herbs. I did really well in my search and learned some stuff along the way.
By the way Tulip, when you come up I am taking the day off and we are going to Rock Creek with your camera. You will love it.
I picked wild raspberries and ate them while lilred and grumpy fished and read by the trout streams, it was really nice.
The flower looks like a brown queen anne's lace or what we call a chigger flower. The stem is woody and peeling. Even thought the flower is brown and dead looking, it is still alive. You will see a 4 petal flower on the bloom. They are starting to pop out now and some of them will have 1 or 2 flowers on them and some will have 20 on the flower head.
If you look at a tame hydrangea, the big blue flower bushes people have in their yard, you will see exactly what it looks like.
You can also see a good picture online if you do a search for wild hydrangea.