Also known as “Saskatoon berry”, “juneberry”, and “shadberry.” (more…)
The name is a Native American word meaning “something to smoke,” referring to their use of the dried leaves of this plant, sometimes mixed with tobacco. (more…)
Like some other water plants (including rice) the water lily gives off alcohol instead of carbon dioxide.
We’ve also seen this called American Bistort, Mountain Meadow Knotweed, and (no kidding) Smokeweed.
This strange dark flower grows close to the forest floor, requiring one to hunt under the tell-tale heart-shaped leaves to find it. Its discovery can make your day! (more…)
All species of wild onion, including this one, are edible. (more…)
Easy to miss, the early spring Bitter root appears to survive with little support. (more…)
The edible root of this spring flowering plant has a rich history. Easily confused with the poisonous Death Camas once the flowers are gone, as the rest of the plants are nearly identical and the two often grow in the same areas. Native Americans are thought to have weeded the Death Camas from large fields during flowering so that they could later harvest the edible camas without worry. (more…)