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Foraging herbs in Winter

Depending on your location, winter might seem like a season with limited foraging opportunities. While it's accurate that winter narrows down the options for herbalists, nature still generously provides a variety of offerings. Here's a list of eight herbs to consider foraging during the winter months (and this is just scratching the surface!).


-Burdock (Arctium lappa) root

-Chicory (Cichorium intybus) root


-Oak (Quercus spp.) acorns

-Rose (Rosa spp.) hips

-Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) leaves

-Yellow dock (Rumex crispis) seeds


-Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) root

-Conifer needles, including fir (Abies spp.), pine (Pinus spp.), redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), and spruce (Picea spp.)



When envisioning elements that bring a festive holiday ambiance to our homes, many of these winter herbs resonate with us. Visualize the prickly texture of fresh conifer needles, the unique contours of vibrant red rosehips, or the sleek surface of glossy green wintergreen leaves. A cherished tradition to infuse our homes with holiday spirit involves incorporating these foraged winter herbs into our decor. Whether it's crafting an elegant wreath for your front door, bundling diverse conifer textures to create a festive garland, or incorporating natural elements into a simmer pot, these herbs enhance your space with their earthy aromas and visual appeal.


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