Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions

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Polygonaceae - Buckwheat Family

Wild Buckwheat

Eriogonum anemophilum, E. cernuum, E. deflexum,
E. hirtiflorum, E. incanum, E. inerme,
E. latens, E. lobbii, E. marifolium,
E. microthecum, E. nudum, E. ovalifolium,
E. parishii, E. polypodum, E. prattenianum,
E. pyrolifolium, E. roseum, E. saxatile,
E. spergulinum, E. sphaerocephalum, E. umbellatum,
E. wrightii

Stems are edible before flowering. Seeds are edible when ground and used as flour.

Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. halimoides
CalFlora Record

Mountain Sorrel

Oxyria digyna

The leaves and stems are high in vitamin C and can be eaten raw or cooked or stored for future use.

Oxyria digyna
CalFlora Record

Knotweed - Smartweed

Polygonum amphibium var. stipulaceum, P. bistortoides,
P. californicum, P. coccineum P. davisiae, P. douglasii,
P. kelloggii, P. minimum, P. parryi,
P. phytolacceafolium, P. shastense, P. spergulariaeforme

Edible parts include seeds (ground as flour), herbage (raw or cooked) and roots (raw, boiled or roasted).

Polygonum phytolaccifolium
CalFlora Record

Dock Sorrel

Rumex angiocarpus, R. californicus, R. paucifolius,
R. paucifolius ssp gracilescens, R. salicifolius, R. triangulivalvis

The leaves and stems of all species are edible after the bitter taste is removed by boiling many times.

Rumex paucifolius
CalFlora Record

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