Wintergreen Identification Tips

This tiny woodland plant tastes just like wintergreen gum!

Posted by Carolyn Dugas on April 22, 2021 · 1 minute read

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Wintergreen Basic Identification Tips

Learn some basic tips for identifying wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens, in the wild. Remember to only harvest in areas where it is abundant and only take one leaf per plant!

Carolyn Dugas, Forager


Carolyn was born and raised in the woods of New England, where she attempted to feed "moss smoothies" to unsuspecting strangers as a child. Mercifully, her wild food skills have improved since then, thanks in part to a year-long foraging apprenticeship in 2017. Since then, she has been collecting and preparing wild foods on a daily basis. Learn more here.

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