Northern Bushcraft

Silverweed

Cinquefoil
  • rhizomes are edible raw, though possibly bitter.
  • rhizomes is best when roasted, boiled, or fried for several minutes.
  • roots can be dried for storage.
  • roots are best when collected in autumn or spring.
  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Common silverweed (Argentina anserina) and Pacific silverweed (Argentina pacifica).
  • grows in moist, open areas in plains, foothills, and montane regions.
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