Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions

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Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn Family


Ceanothus cordulatus, C. cuneatus, C. diversifolius,
C. fresnensis, C. integerrimus, C. leucodermis,
C. parvifolius, C. pinetorum, C. prostratus,
C. tomentosus, C. velutinus

A tea can be made from the leaves and flowers. Some species produce better tasting tea.

Ceanothus cordulatus
CalFlora Record

Buckthorn - Casara

Rhamnus crocea, R. californica, R. purshiana

The berris of R. crocea are edible cooked but can turn your skin red if eaten in quantities. The bark and berries of R. californica and R. purshiana can be used as a laxative. R. californica seeds can be dried and ground for coffee.

Rhamnus californica
CalFlora Record

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