Bunchberry

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  1. gilnv

    gilnv Member

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    Cornus canadensis
    Lake Superior along the southern shore was good for swimming and kayaking today. And along the edge of the forest there were bunch's of these bunchberries growing about ankle high.
    I wonder what the canadensis means? Canada? Probably somethin else.
    I always like seeing these even though they are very plain tasting with too many seeds but I ate half a handful anyway.
    Enjoy August, Gil
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    canadensis = from Canada
     
  3. DonnaInAK

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    Bunchberries are very prevalent here too, after they turn soft they're more sweet, but only lightly so. The book claimed they were insipid, boring and lacking excitement. But they certainly could keep you alive for a while..they're also easier to find than lowbush cranberries though they occupy the same ground.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    In Alaska one might also encounter the similar C. suecica.
     

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