Spring Forage: Part Two | becoming permanent

Spring foraging isn’t the only kind of foraging, in fact many of nature’s tastiest morsels are waiting until Summer and Fall to emerge. There is even forage to be hand in the winter. Spring ephemeral perennials, though, are the most exciting. Ephemerals are exactly that – fleeting. They are the short, ground-cover plants that do all of their leafing and flowering in the short window between Spring’s first warm rains and the full leafing of the forest canopy – taking advantage of the cursory sunlight to be had in early Spring. Often found growing in hardwood stands on slopes with an eastern aspect, things like ramps and fiddlhead ferns have garnered such a popular following that there are fest….

Source: Spring Forage: Part Two | becoming permanent