Northern Bushcraft

Wild Edible Plants of Yukon

This guide provides a list of edible plants in Yukon, Canada including the Whitehorse area and the Ivvavik, Kluane, and Vuntut National Parks. Do not collect where prohibited.

This list only contains "safe" plants - those that are 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. silverweed (aka cinquefoil)
  6. speedwell (aka brooklime, gypsyweed)
  7. swamp hedge-nettle (aka marsh woundwort)
  8. sweet gale (aka bog myrtl)
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Related topics: Edible Berries of Yukon - Edible Mushrooms of Yukon
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