Less is known about Yukon plants than is known about the
birds. And very little is known about the birds.
People used to and still say that there are no poisonous plants in the
Yukon, but thatís just a myth. There are some very interesting plants in
the Yukon; like the crocus, the buttercup, the spruce tree, the birch
tree and lots more. My favorite is the cranberry because it
tastes and looks good. In the Yukon we also have dandelions, did
you know that you can use dandelion leaves for salad and you can use
the milk to cure a cold, but I forgot what it was, I think it was a sore
throat or something like that.
Did you know tha the First Nation people used I think birch tree sap to chew on as gum and medication, they also used the
bark to make a tea that would cure a disease or cold.
Most plants die in winter and grow back in spring but in
the Yukon some of the plants stay alive all year round, isnít that
The crocus, this plant, I believe, only grows in the
northern hemisphere. It is a purple plant, it is also one of my
favorites because itís poisonous and its beauty that comes for a short
time in the spring. It also grabs my attention because of its
beautiful yellow center which usually smells a little bit like damp
A very interesting plant is the classic spruce tree, which has
been used for Christmas since the beginning of time. It has a
beautiful smell that fills the woods every year, with the smell of new
Posted by 24215@y... on 5/15/06; 4:45:33 PM
from the Julia dept.