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,
C. williamsonii

The small seeds may be eaten raw or after grinding.

Clarkia biloba
CalFlora Record

Willow Herb

Epilobium angustifolium

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.

Epilobium angustifolium
CalFlora Record

Evening Primrose

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.

Oenothera xylocarpa
CalFlora Record

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