Plantago lanceolata – Narrowleaf Plantain

Narrowleaf Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) is an edible and medicinal plant that was introduced to North America from Eurasia.   Narrowleaf plantain, also known as “ribwort plantain”, has long leaves with 5-7 protruding veins growing in a rosette. Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. The youngest leaves are the most tender and tastiest. Leaves become […]

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium – Narrowleaf Mountain Mint

Narrowleaf Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium) is a native, edible plant in the mint family. It can be identified by its slender leaves and minty aroma when crushed. The leaves and flowers are edible raw or cooked. The leaves are often dried for use in teas. Crushed leaves can also be used for insect repellent.