Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions
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Polygonaceae - Buckwheat Family
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,
Stems are edible before flowering. Seeds are edible when ground and used as flour.
The leaves and stems are high in vitamin C and can be eaten raw or cooked or stored for future use.
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).
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.
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