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. agoseris

  2. arrow-leaved balsamroot

  3. arrowhead

  4. asparagus

  5. beargrass

  6. bedstraw (aka cleavers)

  7. bistort

  8. bittercress

  9. bitterroot

  10. bracken

  11. bugleweed

  12. bulrush

  13. burdock

  14. camas (aka blue camas)

  15. catnip

  16. cattail

  17. chickweed

  18. chicory

  19. chufa

  20. clover

  21. cocklebur

  22. coltsfoot

  23. common orache

  24. common sweet clover

  25. cow-lily

  26. dandelion

  27. devils club

  28. dock

  29. elephanthead lousewort

  30. false solomon's-seal

  31. fireweed

  32. fleabane

  33. fragrant water-lily

  34. garden orache

  35. goldenrod

  36. ground ivy

  37. groundcone

  38. high mallow

  39. indian pipe (aka ghost plant)

  40. jerusalem artichoke

  41. knotweed

  42. lamb's quarter (aka pigweed)

  43. largeflower triteleia

  44. mariposa-lily

  45. marsh-marigold

  46. miner's lettuce

Do not collect where prohibited. Check local, laws, & regulations before harvesting. 

 

References:

Books: Pacific Northwest Foraging by Douglas Deur (Available Here)

Websites: Central Yukon Species Inventory Project (CYSIP)

       Northern Bushcraft

   

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