Bunchberry, Coastal

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Cornus Canadensis – Kawiscowimin (Cree)

Deciduous, low, trailing ground cover with white flowers and red berries.

Height: 5 – 25 cm

Edible: Y

Medicine: Y

Other Uses: Y

Poisonous: N

Soilboggy, tree stumps, mossy areas

Watering: moist to bog

Sun: partial sun

Usually found at: coniferous forest edges and openings, subalpine to valley bottoms

Pollinators & wildlife: 

Ornamental: pretty groundcover of wide leaves

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Cornus Canadensis – Kawiscowimin (Cree)

Deciduous, low, trailing ground cover with white flowers and red berries.

Height: 5 – 25 cm

Edible: Y

Medicine: Y

Other Uses: Y

Poisonous: N

Soilboggy, tree stumps, mossy areas

Watering: moist to bog

Sun: partial sun

Usually found at: coniferous forest edges and openings, subalpine to valley bottoms

Pollinators & wildlife: 

Ornamental: pretty groundcover of wide leaves

 

Leaves: Large, oval-elliptic, bright green above, white underneath

Flowerswhite flowers

Berriesedible fruit, sweet and pulpy like apples

First Nations uses: the berries were eaten and preserved for winter use by some First Nations Peoples, but considered dry and insipid by others. The flavour may vary with climatic conditions. The roots have been used as a cold remedy, and the bark has been used as a laxative. Other potential uses of the plant are as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic. The Cree name comes from the facial irritation caused by the tiny white hairs on the fruit. If the berries are rubbed on the skin they give a prickly feeling.

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