Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions
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Onagraceae - Evening Primrose Family
Clarkia biloba, C. dudleyana, C. lassenensis,
C. purpurea, C. rhomboidea, C. unguiculata,
The small seeds may be eaten raw or after grinding.
The young stems and leaves of this species only may be cooked like asparagus and eaten raw in salads. The older leaves fresh or dry make a good tea. The pith of the stems may be added to soups.
Oenothera contorta, Oe. heterantha, Oe. hookeri ssp angustifolia,
Oe. micrantha, Oe. tanacetifolia, Oe. xylocarpa
The roots are best when gathered in the spring and may be cut into small pieces and used in stews, etc.
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