Broadleaf Plantain - 9,000'
Wild food, wild medicine. Known to Native Americans as "White Man's Footprint" as it was brought by colonists. Oval-shaped leaves with green/brown spikey minuscule flowers.
This plant can save your life if you are lost in the woods or wounded. It is one of a handful of plants I teach my sons to recognize as a survival plant for food and medicine. High in Calcium, Vitamins A, C and K.
You can eat young, fresh leaves in spring but later they need to be cooked. Chock full of nutrients and incredible healing properties.
Plantain grows all over the world.