Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions

How To Use The Descriptions For Further Research

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Labiatae - Mint Family


Agastache parvifolia, A. urticifolia

Seeds are eaten raw or cooked and the leaves are used to flavor stews.

Agastache urticifolia
CalFlora Record


Mentha arvensis, M. spicata

The fresh or dried leaves may be steeped to make tea.

Mentha arvensis var. villosa
CalFlora Record


Mondardella lanceolata, M. odoratissima, M. villosa ssp sheltonii

Medicinal tea is made from the inflorescence.

Mondardella odoratissima
CalFlora Record


Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata

Ground leaves mixed with cool water make a refreshing drink.

Prunella vulgaris
CalFlora Record

Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum californicum

Herbage may be used to flavor soups and stews.

Pycnanthemum californicum
The pictured image is a similar species from Cumberland Plateau
CalFlora Record

Creeping Sage

Salvia sonomensis

The high nutrition seeds may be eaten raw or parched then ground into flour.

Salvia sonomensis
CalFlora Record

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