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
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
Black Raspberry
Ground Cherry
Black Cherry



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