Northern Bushcraft


  • roots are edible raw.
  • roots are best gathered in spring.
  • rooots were traditionally steamed or boiled.
  • roots have a mild, sweet taste.
  • roots can be dried for storage.
  • varieties in Nova Scotia are Northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus) and American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus).
  • grows by lakes and streams, in marshes and in peat bogs.
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