Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions
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Ericaceae - Heath Family
The berries may be eaten raw, steamed or boiled. They may saved for future use after boiling.
Arctostaphylos mariposa, A. mewukka, A. nevadensis,
A. patula, A. uva-ursi var. coactilis, A. viscida
Berries may eaten raw when ripe in small quantities. Cooking them renders them completely edible. You can make cider by crushing the berries (red or green) and scalding with an equal amount of water then allowing the solids to settle. The berries can be dried also and the seeds can be ground into flour or meal.
The leaves and flowers have a wintergreen flavor and are edible raw or cooked.
The pictured image is a similar species, G. shallon
Vaccinium arbuscula, V. nivictum, V. occidentale,
The berries are eaten raw, cooked, or after being dried and stored.
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