The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Forest

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The plants and trees listed below are indigenous to Ontario. They have been selected for taste as well as their potential commercial value. The foods with an *asterisk* are common to the St. Lawrence Forests but are harder to come by in the Boreal forest ecosystems.

FruitsVegetablesTreesMushrooms Other
Elderberries (and flowers)*Jerusalem Artichoke*Box Elder*Black trumpets*Wild Mustard*
Riverbank Grape*Milkweed*Cedar*Velvet Shank*Labrador tea
Blueberries Ox-eye Daisy*Hawthorn*Bay BoletusSweet Fern
BlackberriesWild Leek*Sugar Maple*Birch Boletus (red caps, scaber stalk)Sweet Gale
BunchberriesWild Onion*Acorns (Burr Oak)ChanterellesWintergreen
Canada PlumWild Garlic*Balsam FirFairy RingWild Rice
ChokecherryCattailsBirchHedgehog*Many varieties of herbs and flowers (see wildflowers.ca)
CurrentsFiddleheads (Ostrich fern)Hazel Nuts LobsterPeppergrass
GooseberriesGroundnut / ApiosJuniperKing Boletus (porcini)Shepards purse
High-Bush Cranberries (Squashberry)Stinging NettleMountain Ash (rowan berries)Matsutake (pine)
SaskatoonberriesLambs QuartersWhite Spruce Morels
ThimbleberriesWild AspargusBeech NutsSpruce Boletus
Wild RaspberriesBurdockMitaki
Wild RosehipChickory
Wild StrawberriesDay Lily
Mulberry
Black Raspberry
Mandrake
Ground Cherry
Sumac
Black Cherry

 

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