Flowers of the common milkweed are not only edible but a delicious addition to any number of recipes. Now that Ontario has removed them from the noxious weed list you can grow them in your garden - the butterflies will thank you for it.
Probably the most nutritious green growing in our area, nettles are often overlooked as an ingredient in local, seasonal cooking. Just be sure to wear protective clothing, and you can help yourself to all you want of this remarkable spring vegetable.
The shoots and tubers from daylilies offer us fresh local greens as early as April and May. The leaves, stems and tubers are excellent in stir fries, steamed and any other way onions or leeks are used.