We had a fascinating and very educational FORB event today at Sutter’s Landing Regional Park this morning. Our friend, Brian Collett, took about a dozen or so guests on an adventure near the banks of the American River showing us native and non native trees, shrubs and other plants that most of us do not pay much attention to when we walk down to the river. I can assure you after this event, everyone that attended will be paying attention to what we learned about today and sharing it with their friends and families.
Curly Dock. This plant starts out as a green leafy growth which is used as a vegetable and medicinally for skin and internal ailments. It is also high in Vitamin C content. Its flowers and seeds are usually very small, growing in yellowish green to green to purplish plume-like clusters at the top of the plant.