Northern Bushcraft

Wild Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest

This guide covers a number of edible plants in the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Do not collect where prohibited.

This guide focuses on wild edible plants that that are relatively 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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Related topics: Edible Berries of the Pacific Northwest - Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
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