Picking wild plants: the rules to know and the precautions to take

Do you want to make a bouquet of dried flowers or put the flowers that you have freshly cut during your walk in a vase? Here are the most important rules to know and precautions to take when picking wild plants.

Identify the plant

Be careful, even if the temptation is great, don’t pick a plant along the way. And rightly so, it is estimated that more than 300poisonous species, 100 of which are extremely dangerous to health. This is especially the case with these six copies. In addition, this rule applies to all tufts (including mushrooms). Many fun apps allow you to quickly identify the plants you pick, such as PlantNet, Seek, PictureThis, etc. So be careful!

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Respect the species

Some plants are poisonous, but others are also extremely rare and have a special conservation status. To respect the environment, make sure you keep the protected species. This is the case with the alpine androsace, the hand anemone, the mugwort, etc. To help you, here is the list of protected plant species in mainland France.

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Pick in the wild

Who says picking wild plants says picking in nature. So there is no question of pulling out the beautiful plants that grow in private gardens, as well as in public gardens, as well as in parks. You can pick plants in the meadows, along the road, in the forest, etc.

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Choose only what you need

While it is not prohibited to pick wild plants, it is mandatory to: respect nature. So don’t be too greedy and greedy and choose only the parts you need. Also, do not uproot young plants so that they can continue their life cycle. Finally, trim the sections with scissors or secateurs, but never uproot the plant.

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That’s it, you now know everything you need to know about wild plant picking. Moving on, here are 6 rules you need to know before you go mushroom picking this fall.

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