- roots are edible raw.
- roots are best gathered in spring.
- rooots were traditionally steamed or boiled.
- roots have a mild, sweet taste.
- roots can be dried for storage.
- varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus) and American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus).
- grows by lakes and streams, in marshes and in peat bogs.