Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
Dicotyledon Genera Descriptions
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Rosaceae - Rose Family
Seeds are edible but tedious to collect.
Amelanchier pallida, A. pumila
Both species have edible berries which can be eaten raw, cooked or dried. The berries ripen in late spring and throughout the summer.
Fragaria californica, F. platypetala,
The enlarged receptacle or berry is edible. The green leaves may also be used to make tea.
The image is of F. vesca, a related species
CalFlora Record for Fragaria
Geum canescens, G. ciliatum, G. macrophyllum
The roots may be boiled to make a tea.
Holodiscus boursieri, H. microphyllus
Flowers of a related species are edible raw or cooked.
Cinquefoil - Five Finger
Potentilla anserina, P. fruticosa
The roots of P. anserina are edible after cooking. The leaves of P. fruticosa can be made into tea.
Rosa californica, R. gymnocarpa, R. pinetorum,
R. spithamea, R. woodsii var. ultramontana, R. woodsii var. gratissima
The hips may be eaten raw or cooked with a little sugar and are an excellent source of vitamin C.
Rubus glaucifolius, R. leucodermis, R. parviflorus
All berries are edible raw or in jams and pies.
Sorbus californica, S. scopulina
The fruit can be eaten raw, cooked or dried. It is best to gather after the first few frosts as the fruit is bitter before then.
Spiraea densiflora, S. douglasii
A tea can be made from the leaves of a related species.
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