Winter is often characterized as a season of dormancy. The winter woods are quiet and sparse. Unlike the evergreen northern forests, the deciduous trees of Britain lose their greenery and leave stark, dark wooden skeletons. When it comes to plants, in foraging books and websites, I often see reference to spring greens. Far less common is mention of what herbs can be gathered in winter. Once you know what to look for, however, there are plants we can seek out for some winter greenery. To get you started, here are a dozen candidates that are common and widespread….
In general, the most important plants to learn first are the most common. And with poisonous plants, the most important ones to learn first are the most common and widespread species that have significant ability to cause you some trouble….