Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions

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Caprifoliaceae - Honeysuckle Family


Lonicera cauriana,
L. ciliosa,
L. conjugialis,
L. interrupta,
L. involucrata

The sweet, seedy berries are edible raw or dried for future use.

Lonicera ciliosa
CalFlora Record


Sambucus caerulea,
S. melanocarpa,
S. mexicana

The blue or black berries are edible fresh on in pies, jams or wine. Cooking the berries will stop any nausea related to eating raw berries. The red berries are poisonous! The flowers are steeped as tea of relieve fever symptoms. The inner bark, leaves and roots of all species are strong purgatives.

Sambucus mexicana
CalFlora Record

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