Bear-root in Western Yukon

Yukondick

Whitehorse, Canada

Artist's Description

Hedysarum alpinum (Pea family)
This tall Hedysarum is both beautiful
and an important food source. It can
be found along roadsides, on rocky
slopes and gravel bars, and in forests. Its
carbohydrate-rich roots are edible and,
when roasted or boiled, taste similar to
potatoes or young carrots. The roots of
Hedysarum alpinum are an important food
source for Grizzly Bears, but humans must
be cautious not to confuse Bear-root with Northern Sweet-vetch. [Govt. of Yukon “Roadside Flowers”]

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yukon wildflowers

Artwork Comments

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  • Yukondick
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