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NAME: Bunchberry

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Cornus Canadensis / Cornus

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  crackerberry, creeping dogwood

CONDITIONS: sun-shade, cool moist soil
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

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slightly sweet

RAW/COOK

Sep/Oct

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT: Fruit High in pectin, so can be added to breakfast cereals or used for making jams, pies, puddings etc. (1)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Pectin is said to protect the body against radiation. Also: Analgesic;  Cathartic;  Febrifuge;  Kidney;  Ophthalmic.(1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: ground cover

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Cornus+canadensis
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/bunchberry-brunch 
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_canadensis
  4. http://northernbushcraft.com/berries/bunchberry/notes.htm (good photos)