Posts Categorized: All Indigenous Plants

Nodding Onion

Names: Nodding Onion Description: The Nodding Onion, also known as sweet onion or barbecuing onion, is a wild plant native to western Canada. Nodding Onions are perennial plants with elongated pinkish colored... Read more


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Snowberry – pəpq̓i’yas

Symphoricarpos, commonly known as the snowberry, waxberry, or ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. With the exception of the Chinese coralberry, S. sinensis, which is indigenous to western China, all species... Read more

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Miner’s Lettuce

Claytonia perfoliata is a tender rosette-forming plant that grows to a maximum of 40 centimetres (16 in) in height, but mature plants can be as short as 1 centimetre (0.39 in). The cotyledons are usually bright... Read more

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Crab Apple – qé’əxʷ

qé’əxʷ Malus (/ˈmeɪləs/[2] or /ˈmæləs/) is a genus of about 30–55 species[3] of small deciduous trees or shrubs in the family Rosaceae, including the domesticated orchard apple (M. pumila syn. M. domestica ) – also known as the eating apple, cooking apple, or culinary apple. The other species are... Read more

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Camas – qʷɫəɫ

qʷɫəɫ Amassia is a genus of plants in the asparagus family native to Canada and the United States. Common names include camas, quamash, camash, and wild hyacinth.[citation needed] It grows in the wild in great numbers in moist meadows. They are perennial plants with basal linear... Read more

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Sea Blush

Plectritis is a genus of plants in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae).[1] There are only three to five species. They are known generally as seablushes, and they are native to western North America and... Read more

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Yarrow – ƛ̓əlíqʷ

ƛ̓əlíqʷ [audio mp3=""][/audio] Achillea millefolium is an erect, herbaceous, perennial plant that produces one to several stems 0.2–1 m (0.66–3.28 ft) in height, and has a spreading rhizomatous growth form. Leaves are evenly distributed along the stem, with the leaves... Read more

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