Foraging Files: Greater Stitchwort

Name:

Greater Stitchwort

Appearance:

This plant can grow up to 60 cm in height. It is found in abundance on banks and verges, and is quite distinguishable from other plants. The leaves are long and thin, topped with a flower on each stem. The flower has five white petals, each shaped like a plump ā€œVā€ with a yellow centre.

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Best time to forage:

Whenever available.

Storage:

Can be eaten fresh or dried.

Additional Information:

This plant is believed to help with a side stitch, hence the title.

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Find out how to dry your forage here