Handy Haversack wrote:
Looking at the vegetation near the road and water, do I recognize the local flora or get a sense from it how far I am from known areas? E.g., do I recognize any of the ingredients I have been trained to use in my various witch's brews?
(BTW: Per standard, I have scare and charm person memorized.)
The short rough weeds which cover the ground seem unfamiliar but some longer leaves appear to be the roots of yellow lion, a bitter but edible flowering weed. Yellow lion is extremely common in Pictland and has never been mentioned as rare among travelers, elders, merchants, etc...
There are several other types of small root and weed growths but this close to the end of winter they are just beginning to bud and lack the more colorful flowering identifiers.