Edible Plants of Wyoming


September 9, 2021

Courtesy of Mike Heath.

Clockwise from Upper Left: Strawberry Spinach, Cow Parsnip, Tumble Mustard, Wild Onion.

This spring brought an abundance of wildflowers and other plants that I've never before seen, at least in the profusion that decorated my pasture. Quite a few of the plants were poisonous but one edible plant stood out to me. The wild onion. I've always had one here and there but this year they were everywhere. It's almost as if I'd planted them intentionally. At first I wasn't confident in what I thought I was seeing since there were so many. I only remembered my father-in-law's comments about death camas, a poisonous lily that grows throughout the west. Eating death camas is nearly always...

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