Northern Bushcraft

Wild Edible Plants of British Columbia

This guide provides a list of wild edible plants in British Columbia (Canada) including the Vancouver area, the Gulf Islands, Haida Gwaii, and the Kootenay, Yoho, Mount Revelstoke, and Glacier National Parks.

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. camas (aka blue camas)
  3. indian pipe (aka ghost plant)
  4. lamb's quarter (aka pigweed)
  5. pickleweed (aka glasswort, sea asparagus)
  6. salsify (aka goatsbeard, oyster plant)
  7. sea milkwort (aka sea milkweed)
  8. silverweed (aka cinquefoil)
  9. speedwell (aka brooklime, gypsyweed)
  10. swamp hedge-nettle (aka marsh woundwort)
  11. sweet gale (aka bog myrtl)
  12. tiger lily (aka columbia lily)
  13. wild bergamot (aka horsemint)
  14. yellow glacier-lily (aka snow-lily)
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