Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions

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Pyrolaceae - Wintergreen Family


Chimaphila menziesii, C. umbellata var. occidentalis

The roots and leaves can be boiled and the resulting liquid when cooled is a refreshing cold drink.

Chimaphila menziesii
CalFlora Record

Snow Plant

Sarcodes sanguinea

Stalks are edible when cooked like asparagus; however this plant is rare and is protected by law.

Sarcodes sanguinea
CalFlora Record

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