Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions

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Chenopodiaceae - Goosefoot Family


Atriplex truncata

Seeds may be ground and used as flour. The salty lvs and young shoots can be used as greens in stews.

Atriplex canescens
The pictured image is a similar species A. canescens/Edibility Unknown
CalFlora Record

Goosefoot Pigweed

Chenopodium album, C. atrovirens, C. botrys,
C. capitatum, C. desiccatum var. leptophylloides, C. incognitum

Young shoots and leaves can be collected throughout the year and may be eaten raw or cooked with the stems as greens. The seeds ripen in late summer and may be eaten raw or added to flour whole or ground. Poisonous in large amounts, oil of chenopodium is found in this plant.

Chenopodium botrys
CalFlora Record


Monolepis nuttalliana

The whole plant in this species, except roots, may be used as a potherb. The seeds are edible, too.

Monolepis nuttalliana
CalFlora Record

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