Northern Bushcraft
  • above-ground parts can be eaten raw.
  • best when cooked or dipped in saltwater to counteract bloating.
  • flowerheads can be eaten raw, dried or cooked.
  • flowerheads and seedheads can be ground into flour.
  • sprouts have the best taste.
  • creeping stems and roots can be cooked.
  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Red clover (Trifolium pratense), Alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum), White clover (Trifolium repens) and Springbank clover (Trifolium wormskioldii).
  • grows in a wide range of terrain, look in disturbed soil areas.
  • warning: difficult to digest, can cause bloating.
  • warning: red clover in autumn should be avoided or not be eaten in large quantities due to alkaloids.
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