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Ypur favourite 10 woodland plants?

Discussion in 'Flora & Fauna' started by wolf man, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. wolf man

    wolf man Forager

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    What would be your top 10 woodland plants?

    They can be either for food or use, up to you.

    Lest see your lists and why
     
  2. Forest Wonderer

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    This will be a very interesting thread. I am going to have to give it a lot of thought. I will post what I come up with. Being from the USA, mine may be a bit different than yours. It will be interesting to compare
     
  3. mountainm

    mountainm Full Member

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    Including trees?

    Sweet Cicely
    Ransoms
    Blackberries
    Bluebells
    Hazel
    Sweet Chestnut
    Wood Sorrel
    Wood anemone
    Foxglove
    Crab apple
     
  4. wolf man

    wolf man Forager

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    By all means include trees, but lets also have a reason why you are putting them in your top 10.
     
  5. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    In no particular order:

    -Hickory tees (great shade, excellent for hunting squirrels or deer, great firewood/cooking wood)
    -Oak trees (same as for hickory)
    -Pine trees (love the sound of the wind in the treetops, old stumps are where you find lightard, great cash crop)
    -Magnolias (Great shade and smell)
    -Cedar trees (good windbreak, great bug repellant)
    -Sassafras Trees (the only source of file, and also the only source for the roots to brew real sassafras tea)
    -Blackberries
    -Huckleberries/Blueberries
    -Muscadines
    -Pitcher Plants
     
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    White Oak Quercus alba
    beautiful lumber for furniture, very stately specimen tree for large open areas, lot of acorns for food for many different animals

    Black Walnut Juglans nigra
    popular wood for lumber and gun stocks, squirrels love the nuts and so do I

    Wild Black Cherry Prunus serotina
    another beautiful lumber for furniture, fruit is an important food for many different birds

    Easteran Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana
    unique red color wood of any tree in my area, good nesting tree for birds

    Blackberries Rubus sp.
    blackberry cobbler, what more can I say!

    Dogbane Apocynum cannabinum
    fibers from this plant make very strong cordage

    Milkweed Asclepias sp.
    another good cordage plant, leaves are an important food for Monarch Butterfly caterpillars

    Butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa
    this plant is grown for its beautiful bright orange flowers, it is one of my favorite summer wildflowers

    Trillium Trillium sp.
    there are many species of this plant in my area, they are some of my favorite early spring wildflowers

    Persimmon Diospyros virginiana
    fruit ripens in late fall, I like to eat them right off the tree, they also make wonderful persimmon pudding and persimmon cookies, they are eaten by many animals
     

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