Edible Plant Identification & Information
Never ingest any part of a wild plant unless you are absolutely certain of its identity! If you’re unsure, consult more experienced foragers in your community. If you don't have access to an experienced forager, use books or even the internet. Foraging is a fun and fulfilling activity that will help you to foster a connection with nature and nourish your body, but you need to stay safe in order to enjoy your harvest! Here, you can find information about edible plants and berries, as well as warnings about common poisonous plants found on the North Slope.
Greens, Shoots, & Leaves
Distinguishing characteristics, photos, and edibility information compiled from Alaska Wildflowers, Project Poppy (via the Circle District Historical Society), and the North Slope Borough.