Northern Bushcraft


  • young leaves can be eaten raw.
  • leaves are best finely chopped or when cooked with fibers removed.
  • seeds can be dried and ground into flour/meal.
  • varieties in Nova Scotia are Common plantain (Plantago major) and Narrow-leaved plantain (Plantago lanceolata).
  • grows in a wide range of areas, including disturbed/cultivated soil in plains, foothills, and montane regions.
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