Northern Bushcraft

Wild Edible Plants of Newfoundland

This guide provides a list of wild edible plants in Newfoundland (Canada) including the St. John's area and the Gros Morne, Terra Nova, and Torngat Mountains 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. indian pipe (aka ghost plant)
  3. lamb's quarter (aka pigweed)
  4. pickleweed (aka glasswort, sea asparagus)
  5. salsify (aka goatsbeard, oyster plant)
  6. sea milkwort (aka sea milkweed)
  7. seaside sandplant (aka sea sandwort, beach greens)
  8. silverweed (aka cinquefoil)
  9. speedwell (aka brooklime, gypsyweed)
  10. swamp hedge-nettle (aka marsh woundwort)
  11. sweet gale (aka bog myrtl)
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