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Native food plants


Edible plants offered by Saanich Native Plants

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Leaves used in teas

Slimleaf Onion

Allium amplectens

Edible flowers, leaves, and bulb

Nodding Onion

Allium cernuum

Edible flowers, leaves, and bulb

Coastal Sage

Artemisia suksdorfii

Edible leaves. Use in baths and smudges.

Great Camas

Camassia leichtlinii

Edible bulb

Common Camas

Camassia quamash

Common camas

Miner's Lettuce

Claytonia perfoliata

Edible leaves, used in salads

Siberian Miner’s-lettuce

Claytonia sibirica

Edible leaves, used in salads

Yerba Buena

Clinopodium douglasii

Mint, used in teas and cooking

Beaked Hazelnut

Corylus cornuta

Edible nut

Black Hawthorn

Crataegus douglasii

Edible fruits

Broad-leaved Shootingstar

Dodecatheon hendersonii

Leaves used in salads

Coastal Strawberry

Fragaria chiloensis

Edible fruits; leaves in teas

Woodland Strawberry

Fragaria vesca

Edible fruits; leaves in teas

Wild Strawberry

 Fragaria virginiana

Edible fruits; leaves in teas

Cow Parsnip

Heracleum maximum

Edible shoots

Beach Pea

Lathyrus japonicus

Edible fruits

Purple Peavine

Lathyrus nevadensis

Edible fruits

Barestem Desert-parsley

Lomatium nudicaule

Seeds used in teas, leaves edible (celery-like)

Chilean Tarweed

Madia sativa

Edible seeds (great roasted)

clustered Tarweed

Madia glomerata

Edible seeds (great roasted)

Tall Oregon-grape

Mahonia aquifolium

Edible fruits (great for jam)

Dull Oregon-grape

Mahonia nervosa

Edible fruits (great for jam)

Pacific Crabapple

Malus fusca

Edible fruits

Indian Plum

Oemleria cerasiformis

Edible fruits

Licorice Fern

Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Edible root (used in teas, licorice–tasting, sweet)

Nootka Rose

Rosa nutkana

Edible petals (used in teas and salads)

Blackcap Raspberry

Rubus leucodermis

Edible fruits

Thimbleberry

Rubus parviflorus

Edible fruits

Salmonberry

Rubus spectabilis

Edible fruits

Trailing Blackberry

Rubus ursinus

Edible fruits, leaves used in teas

Stinging Nettle

Urtica dioica

Pesto’s, greens, soups




Salal sauce, Salmonberries, Nodding Onion, Great Camas, Springbank Clover and Tarweed Seeds are some of the native plant foods easily made into a delicious meal


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