It’s probably about three years since I took a bigger interest in foraging and plant identification. Since then I have learnt a lot, but there is always something that I feel is amiss, the fact that I know all these names in English but not in Portuguese. I have decided to make an online Herbarium so that I can learn the names of the plants in Portuguese, and expand my knowledge.
Wild garlic, ramsons (Allium ursinum)
PT: alho-selvagem, alho-dos-ursos
Edible, not found in mediterranean regions.
PT: zimbros, sabinas, juníperos
Edible berries, can be used fresh or dried to flavor dishes and is the main ingredient in Gin
I couldn’t find a name in Portuguese presumably because it can’t be found there. I saw plenty in the Cairngorms, where I became acquainted with it.
Ragwort (jacobaea vulgaris)
PT: erva-de-são João, mija-cão, Tasna, Tasneira
Poisoning to cattle and horse but very good for pollinators and other insects.