Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions
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Cruciferae - Mustard Family
Leaves may be eaten after boiling (which removes the bitter after-taste).
Young leaves can be steamed, used as a potherb or eaten raw. Avoid the seeds.
The young plants are edible raw, but are better cooked and contain ascorbic acid. Collect the seeds before they mature. Seeds should be parched and eaten or ground into flour.
Cardamine bellidifolia var pachyphylla, C. breweri, C. lyallii,
The plant may be eaten raw, but is better when cooked.
Dentaria californica, D. pachystigma, D. tenella var. palmata
The peppery tasting rootstock can be eaten raw or in salads.
Lepidium densiflorum, L. perfoliatum, L. virginicum var. pubescens
Young stems and leaves may be eaten raw or dried for future use. The seeds can replace pepper on meat and in soups. This plant is high in vitamin C.
Seeds may be parched and eaten or ground and mixed with flour.
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