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With drawings and information about medicinal and edible plants of the NWT, many common in areas farther south, written for a children’s audience. Strange that this free download book has seen no promotion and no other review or description online…

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Common Plantain
Plantago major
Common plantain grows as a weed near many settled areas in
the North. The leaves have five to seven obvious ribs. The stems
are 30 cm long with a dense narrow spike of tiny, yellowish
white flowers. Look around your doorway or yard; there’s a
good chance plantain is growing there.
Seeds from this plant have
lain dormant for as long as 40
years and then sprouted
between the cracks of a
sidewalk
Another name for plantain is “white
man’s foot” because everywhere
settlers walked, the plant
sprung up.
Rulus Numeris Uno
Remember Rule #1
Plantain Salad
1. Pick young plantain leaves
early in spring.
2. Mix with other salad greens or
wild greens like dandelion.
3. Add tomatoes and cucumber.
4. Toss with vinegar and oil.

Introduction ……………………………………………………………. 1

Wildflowers
Butterwort …………………………………………………………… 2
Cloudberry ………………………………………………………….. 4
Common Plantain …………………………………………………. 6
Common Yarrow ………………………………………………….. 8
Fireweed ……………………………………………………………. 10
Indian Paintbrush ……………………………………………….. 12
Mountain Avens …………………………………………………. 14
Prickly Saxifrage…………………………………………………. 16
Red Baneberry ……………………………………………………. 18
Silverweed …………………………………………………………. 20
Twinflower ………………………………………………………… 22
Wild Mint ………………………………………………………….. 24
Yellow Lady’s Slipper ………………………………………….. 26

Aquatic Plants
Cat-tail ……………………………………………………………… 28
Duckweed …………………………………………………………..30
Rat Root ……………………………………………………………. 32
Water-arum ………………………………………………………. 34
Yellow Pond-lily …………………………………………………. 36
Horsetails
Common Horsetail ……………………………………………… 38

Sedges
Cotton-grass ……………………………………………………… 40
Shrubs
Black Currant …………………………………………………….. 42
Bog Rosemary ……………………………………………………. 44
Crowberry …………………………………………………………. 46
Ground Juniper…………………………………………………… 48
Labrador Tea ……………………………………………………….50
Mountain Cranberry and Kinnikinnick ……………………. 52
Prickly Wild Rose ……………………………………………….. 54
Silverberry…………………………………………………………. 56
Soapberry …………………………………………………………. 58
Willow ……………………………………………………………… 60

Trees
Black Spruce and White Spruce …………………………….. 62
Jack Pine …………………………………………………………… 64
Paper Birch and Dwarf Birch ………………………………… 66
Tamarack ………………………………………………………….. 68
Trembling Aspen and Balsam Poplar ………………………. 70

Reference List ………………………………………………………… 72
Index ……………………………………………………………………. 74

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Plantago/plantain leaf is more valuable for many purposes than the seed husk.

This investigation shows that the P. major and C.
tetragonoloba contained important biologically active
compounds and P. major leaves had the highest total
phenol, flavonoid and tannin content. In addition, ethanol,
cold and hot extracts of the same plants showed
antioxidant activity, but the highest antioxidant activity
was found in ethanolic extract of P. major leaves .Also,
ethanolic extract of P. major leaves had the greatest
effect on tumor cell growth followed by hot water extract
of P. major leaves.   http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1380545577_Mohamed%20et%20al.pdf

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