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Top 5 Edible Plants – Found in Your Own Backyard! Presented by Trackers Northwest

March 22, 2013

When most people think of foraging, they imagine long days in the wilderness and tediously searching through miles of forest and foliage. However, edible plants can be found right in your own backyard. Here is a list of five commonly occurring plants that are safe for human consumption.

Dandelions: Most people think of them as pesky weeds, but dandelions can be eaten raw, steamed, or sautéed, and added to salads or stir-fries.

Clover: Full of protein, clover is a great addition to any vegetarian dish. The dried flowers and seeds can also be ground and made into flour.

Violets: Like dandelions, violets make a great addition to salads, and can also be used to add extra sweetness to desserts.

Pine: The needles of pine trees can be candied, eaten raw, or made into a tea.

Yarrow: This plant can also be made into tea and is believed to have medicinal value. It is used by some as an astringent, an anti-inflammatory, and a digestive aid.

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Trackers Northwest is an organization that supports traditional ways of living, and offers a wide range of workshops and courses that focus on skills such as foraging and tracking.

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