Wild Plants of Colorado

(edible, medicinal, poisonous & utilitarian)

We will focus on the plants that we are most familiar with and can personally demonstrate their uses.

Eating the wrong plant can be lethal. NEVER eat a plant unless you are 100% sure of what you are eating and that you are certain that you have prepared it properly. Many plants look alike so it may be easy to make a bad choice. If in doubt, don't eat it.

We recommend you become very familiar with plants in your area before the need arises for you to use them. Go out and examine a plant closely and compare it to instructional books or whatever you can find on the internet. Once you are sure that you are looking at the same plant, sample it to familiarize yourself with the taste of the edible plant. Should you make a mistake, at least it wont be during a crisis situation and you can seek medical attention.

CATTAILS

CURLY DOCK

DANDELION

FIREWEED

GOLDEN BANNER

GREAT MULLEIN

KINNIKINNIK

NARROW LEAF YUCCA

PONDEROSA PINE

PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS

QUAKING ASPEN

AMARANTH

SHEEP SORREL

SHOWY MILKWEED

SHRUBBY POTENTILLA

SILVERLEAF POTENTILLA

STINGING NETTLE

TALL PENSTEMON

TALL FRINGED BLUEBELLS

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