Common milkweed – Asclepias syriaca

In Chippewa, ini’niwunj meaning “man like” Milkweeds folk names are somewhat all over the place, as there are tons of varieties, and many probably don’t refer mainly to A. syriaca. Silkweed is one of the more descriptive names that certainly applies. Edible Uses Common milkweed is a versatile edible plant. To me, it tastes green […]

Jewelweed – Impatiens capensis

If you know any words in our local language (Anishinaabemowin) for Jewelweed, please comment! Jewelweed is so named because of the way the dew beads on it. Sometimes its called Wild Touch-me-not and Snapweed, due to the ripe seedpods exploding when touched. Edible Uses The young shoots are edible, but should be double boiled as […]