Tag Archives: North Umpqua Trail

Field Mint

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Of all the true mints, only one, field mint (Mentha arvensis) is native to North America. All of the others are introduced and have established themselves after escaping cultivation. Field mint, also called wild mint or corn mint, looks, smells and … Continue reading

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Bracken Fern

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I have not posted a fern in a long time. . . Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum), a cosmopolitan plant found throughout the world, is considered one of the most abundant plant species. Its habitat is acidic, often sandy, soils, dry to … Continue reading

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Self-heal

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Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris), also commonly know as heal-all, is found in North America, Europe and Asia. This perennial member of the mint family has been known on all three continents from the time humans began to record their travels. Europe is considered … Continue reading

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Grisette

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OK! Something other than a bird — The amanitas are some of the most poisonous mushrooms. I read that 90% of all fatal mushroom poisonings are caused by amanitas. The grisette is one amanita that is edible. Personally, I will not eat any … Continue reading

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