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.
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.
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