Knotweed

  • seeds of the knotweed plant can be eaten
  • plants can be eaten if cooked
  • grows as a weed in many areas including subalpine areas, dry areas, and plains.
  • careful with the quantity you consume, large amounts can cause stomach upsets.

Wild Rose

  • In the fall the rose flowers shed their pedals and a round or oval shaped seed pod is left, called a rose hip.
  • Once picked and dried the rose hips can be used in tea, jams, jellies, and more. To use them in jams and jellies dry the rose hips for a couple of weeks until dark and wrinkled, peel off the hard outer shell and mash the contents of the rose hip.
  • Rose hips can be placed into boiling water to make tea. Even the rose pedals can be used.
  • Wild rose hips are high in vitamin C.

Clover

  • Clover is in the pea family.
  • It is high in protein, has beta carotene, vitamin C, B vitamins, biotin, choline, inositol, and bioflavonoids.
  • Although not so tasty on their own, they make a great addition to salads.

Cattail

many parts of cattail can be eaten

  • Found in wetlands, swamps and ditches
  • The female plants product the familiar hotdog-looking brown seed head
  • The fresh shoots near the base can be eaten raw or chopped and cooked
  • The brown seed heads can be plucked and used as tinder to start a fire

 

 

 

Agoseris

  • Looks similar to a dandelion
  • Both leaves and flowers are edible
  • Sap from the stem or leaves can be dried and eaten like gum
  • Typically found on grassy, open foothills, and mountain slopes
Agoseris is an edible plant similar in look to the dandelion
Agoseris is edible. Similar to a dandelion or salsify. Both the leaves and flowers are edible.