Edible and Medicinal

Most of our native plants have been used traditionally for food and medicine.  Today, knowledge of which parts of specific plants may be used is being rediscovered.  Below, we have identified a number of plants we grow that have traditional uses.

Please be advised that we are in no way endorsing these plants for edible and medicinal use but simply providing information that these plants have traditionally been used by knowledgeable people.

Blackfoot Native Plants Edible Plants available in 2018:
(click each species for more information on that plant)

arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)
bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)
blue elderberry (Sambucus cerulea)
creeping Oregon grape (Mahonia repens)
globe huckleberry (Vaccinium globulare)
golden currant (Ribes aureum)
Oregon sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum)
wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Blackfoot Native Plants Medicinal Plants available in 2018:
(click individual species for more information)

arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamhoriza sagittata)
bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)
blue elderberry (Sambucus cerulea)
creeping Oregon grape (Mahonia repens)
heart-leaf arnica (Arnica cordifolia)
Oregon sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum)
pale purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)
pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens)
sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata)
white evening primrose (Oenothera caespitosa)
wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
wild geranium (Geranium viscosissimum)
yellow evening primrose (Oenothera flava)