Carolinian Forest

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The plants and trees listed below are indigenous to the Carolinian Forests of Ontario. They have been selected for taste as well as their potential commercial value. The foods with an *asterisk* are common to the Carolinian Forest and are not found in the St. Lawrence forests or Boreal forest ecosystems.

FruitsVegetablesTreesMushrooms Other
Elderberries Jerusalem ArtichokeBox ElderBlack trumpetsWild Mustard
Riverbank GrapeMilkweedCedarVelvet Shank
Blueberries Ox-eye DaisyHawthornBay BoletusSweet Fern
BlackberriesWild LeekSugar MapleBirch Boletus (red caps, scaber stalk)Sweet Gale
Black RaspberriesWild OnionAcorns (Burr Oak)ChanterellesWintergreen
Canada PlumWild GarlicBalsam FirFairy RingWild Rice
ChokecherryCattailsBirchHedgehog*Many varieties of herbs and flowers (see
CurrentsFiddleheads (Ostrich fern)Hazel Nuts Lobster
GooseberriesStinging NettleJuniperKing Boletus (porcini)
High-Bush Cranberries (Squashberry)Lambs QuartersMountain Ash (rowan berry)Giant Puffball
SaskatoonberriesAmaranthWhite Spruce Morels
ThimbleberriesWild AspargusPaw paw*Spruce Boletus
Wild RaspberriesBurdockHickory nuts*Mitaki (hen-of-the-woods)
Wild RosehipChicoryNorth American Chestnut*
Wild StrawberriesDay LilyBeech nuts
Ground Cherry
Black Cherry


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