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!
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