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Notes from learn about perennial edible plants

On March 18th, 2012 the workshop "learn about perennial edible plants of the Sacramento Valley Area" http://www.meetup.com... yielded these notes below:


ThinkHouse Collective
March 18 7p
Edible Native Plants

Chlorogalum pomeridianum - soap plant amole
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- uses: fiber, soap, adhesive, food, and to stupefy fish, used in poultice for sores and rheumatism.
- edible parts: slow roasted bulbs usually placed in a pit oven overnight. (makes bulb lose its soapy qualities)
- young leaves also cooked in a pit oven.

Rumex species - sheep sorrell, canaigre, curly dock

Rumex hymenosepalus -
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- needs to be cooked

Rumex acetosella -
http://en.wikipedia.o...

Rumex crispus -
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: Leaves
- Miwok mashed leaves add water and salt
- Hopi used the roots in a tea to treat colds

Pinus monophylla - pinyon pine
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: nuts picked in the fall and early winter

Opuntia basilaris - prickly pear
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- Remove spines fruit crushed, made into a drink which was boiled, allowed to ferment, drunk as alcoholic beverage. Remove all spines first.
- young fruits boiled or baked
- ripe fruit gathered, dried and stored for later
- pads should be boiled and fried before eating
- fruit has high amount of calcium
- pads (nopales) containing glucose, fructose, vitamin C, 5% protein, starch, and pectin.

Taraxacum officinale - dandelion
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: roots, leaves, crown, and blossoms
- eaten cooked or raw
- young leaves in salads, older leaves boiled or steamed

Prosopis glandulosa Torreyana Mesquite
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: beans eaten raw or grounded into a flower
- sap also eaten raw
- flowers eaten roasted
- nectar from fresh flowers
- pulp surrounding seeds inside of mature pod can be eaten raw, contains up to 30% sugar
- Pima Indians used it as Black hair dye, boiling the black gun down in water and applying it to a rag. also used in tattoos.

Yucca baccata - Spanish bayonet
http://en.wikipedia.o...

Yucca schidigera
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: fruit eaten raw or roasted
- outer skin bitter and removed, young flowers eaten raw or cooked (remove the stamens & pistils, seeds ground into flour

Arctostaphylos veurieties - Manzanita
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: berries eaten raw or cooked, crushed for juice or made into jellies, flowers steeped for tea

Rosa california - California Wild Rose
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- flower is eaten raw or made into jelly, hips (berries) can be eaten raw, made into tea, jelly or jam

Rosa woodsii var. ultra montana
http://en.wikipedia.o...

sambucus mexicana - blue elderberry
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: berries
- must be cooked - never eaten raw

Mentha arvensis - tule mint
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: leaves and flowers

Salvia columbrariae - chia
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: seets and flowers

Typha domingensis - Cattail
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: whole plant, roots pure starch , cooked or dried and ground into flour, spring stems eaten like bamboo shoots, pollen can be made into bread

Arctium lappa - burdock
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: root, leaves and peeled stalks roots boiled and peeled.

Trifolium - clovers
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: leaves eaten raw or boiled

Cichorium intybus - chicory
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: all parts, young leaves each in raw or boiled, roots boiled, flowers eaten raw.

Thlaspi vulgaris - Field Pennycress

- edible parts: seeds and leaves even raw or boiled

Epilobium angustifolium - fireweed
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: young leaves, flowers and seats as well as stalk, source of vitamin A and vitamin C

ulva lactuca - green seaweed
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- eating raw, in soups or with sushi

Alaria esculenta - kelp
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- eating raw or in soups, source of folate, vitamin K and lignans

Plantago - plantain
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: young leaves, source of vitamin A and calcium, some vitamin C

Portulaca oleracea - purslane
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: leaves eaten raw or boiled

Oxalis - wood sorrel
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: leaves, roots boiled

Brassica - wild mustard
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: young leaves boiled, seeds ground into mustard

viola californica - violet (yellow)

- edible parts: leaves and flowers, eaten in salads or used to thicken soups, flowers can also be made into jelly

Brodiaea douglasii - wild Hyacinth

- edible parts: bulbs used like potatoes and eaten raw or cooked.

Claytonia perfoliata - miners lettuce
http://en.wikipedia.o...
- edible parts: leaves eaten in salads, high in vitamin C vitamin A and 10% iron


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