Northern Bushcraft

Wild Edible Plants of Nunavut

This guide covers a number of edible plants in Nunavut, Canada including the Iqaluit area. 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. swamp hedge-nettle (aka marsh woundwort)
  8. sweet gale (aka bog myrtl)
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Related topics: Edible Berries of Nunavut - Edible Mushrooms of Nunavut
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