Northern Bushcraft

Wild Edible Plants of Northwest Territories

This guide covers a number of edible plants in Northwest Territories, Canada including the Yellowknife area and the Aulavik, Nahanni, Pingo, Tuktut Nogait, and Wood Buffalo National Parks. Do not collect where prohibited.

This guide focuses on wild edible plants that that are relatively easy to identify and have no deadly poisonous look-alikes.

All plant parts described as being edible raw are also edible (and often more palatable) when cooked.

  1. bedstraw (aka cleavers)
  2. lamb's quarter (aka pigweed)
  3. pickleweed (aka glasswort, sea asparagus)
  4. salsify (aka goatsbeard, oyster plant)
  5. sea milkwort (aka sea milkweed)
  6. silverweed (aka cinquefoil)
  7. speedwell (aka brooklime, gypsyweed)
  8. swamp hedge-nettle (aka marsh woundwort)
  9. sweet gale (aka bog myrtl)
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Related topics: Edible Berries of Northwest Territories - Edible Mushrooms of Northwest Territories
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