Berries other than Vaccinia in the subalpine

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on September 7.

We are at a fruitful time of year…Alison M. has kindly passed on these photos of a variety of berries from the subalpine (some edible, some not). Enjoy!

Alison’s notes

In alphabetical order [click photo to enlarge]:

Arctostapyhylos uva-ursi – kinnikinik mealy

Clintonia unifora   Queen’s cup (though the photo does not bring out the blue of the berry) –inedible

Cornus canadensis  bunchberry  mealy

Empetrum nigrum  crowberry  very large this year after the June rain, though bitter

Gaultheria ovatifolia  western teaberry sweet & tasty

Geocaulon lividum – bastard toadflax  abundant at McKenzie Lake;  inedible

Rubus pedatus  – five-leaved bramble  always tasty, but very small

Streptopus amplexifolius – clasping twisted stalk edible, but bland

Viburnum edule – highbush cranberry tart, but excellent

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