Plants

Camas

Camas

Common camas is a perennial herb that arises from a deep, egg-shaped bulb. Its leaves are numerous and basal; they resemble grass. The flowers are usually pale to deep blue but can be white; 5 or more flowers occur in a terminal spike. The flowering stalks are taller than the leaves. The fruit of common camas is an egg-shaped capsule with a stalk that curves inwards toward the stem.
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Cascara

Cascara

Cascara is an erect, tall shrub or small tree that can grow up to 10 meters tall. It has thin, smooth, silver-grey bark that is extremely bitter. The flowers of the shrub are small and umbrella shaped. They are green or yellow and can be found in clusters of 8 to 50 flowers. The fruit is a black-purplish berry.
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Devil’s Club

Devil’s Club

Devil’s club is a tall deciduous shrub that can grow up to 3 meters tall. The stems of the shrub are thick and have yellow spines on them. The flowers are umbels of greenish-white flowers, and the fruits are bright red berries. It grows in the Pacific Coast of North America and in some areas in the Asian continent.
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Salal

Salal

Salal is a creepy to erect shrub native to North America. Salal grows from 0.2 to 3 meters tall. It is an evergreen plant with leathery leaves. The fruits are purple-black berries.
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Bracken Fern

Bracken Fern

A large fern that is commonly more than 150cm tall. The rhizomes, or underground stems, of the fern are thick and round with a black outside and white glutinous inside. The fronds are tall and smooth, with light green stems and are triangular in shape.
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Nodding Onion

Nodding Onion

Wild onions, with the nodding onion as no exception, are herbaceous perennials with a distinct onion odour. The leaves are grass-like with tapered, pink-coated, clustered bulbs. The leaves remain green during flowering however, and flower stems have the characteristic of a nodding flower head.
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Labrador Tea

Labrador Tea

A bush that starts out quite straggly and grows to be a dense 50-200cm tall plant. The flowers are white and in dense clusters with brown woody seed capsules.
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Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape

A low growing shrub with leathery holly-like leaves. Bright yellow flowers with round berries that are a dark blue.
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Sitka Valerian

Sitka Valerian

This perennial herb grows stems from a stout rhizome with fibrous roots. Short hairy leaves grow in sets of pairs on opposite sides of the stem. Flowers are white or pink and grow in a flat-topped cluster. Height: 30-120 cm tall.
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Indian Hellebore

Indian Hellebore

Indian Hellebore is a perennial herb, that grows to be 0.7-2.0m long, with numerous, broad, green leaves growing off it’s stem. It has numerous star-shaped flowers, yellow-green in colour, that are present on branched, drooping tassels.
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