Juniperis communis ssp alpina
Cupressaceae cypres family
Kusawa sept 16 2009
Ah, so Juniperus is a relative to the big Cypress tree, i learn something everyday :)
And I realize there are 3 different kinds of Juniper berry bushes.
I use the berries cooking wild meat, adding a few.
In the winter i will once in a while make a potent tea.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Streptopus amplexifolius ssp americanus
Liliaceae lily family
Sept 7 2009, Rainy Hollow (BC)
mmmmm such a delightful berry
taste; sweet and watery
but is edible!
and the jelly very delicious, but for years now i haven't picked enough of them to make jelly.
This morning we had them in pancakes, with other Rainy Hollow berries
The berries first yellow then red and later dark.
Yet another black currant
It took me forever to positively identify this one,
but now i see it, it is kind of obvious.
formerly saxifragaceae saxifrage family
now Grossulariaceae, bittersweet family
Sept 7 2009 Rainy Hollow (BC)
laxus - loose, distant
It looks like this bush has dropped most of its berries, or have they been eaten?
Very unlikely by people, i find that this berry is yet harder to get to than the blueberries in Rainy Hollow. And not that abundant.
I find the taste superior to that of the black currants around my house, which are R. hudsonianum and R. lacustre.