Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions
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Chenopodiaceae - Goosefoot Family
Seeds may be ground and used as flour. The salty lvs and young shoots can be used as greens in stews.
The pictured image is a similar species A. canescens/Edibility Unknown
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.
The whole plant in this species, except roots, may be used as a potherb. The seeds are edible, too.
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