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Flower of the Day: 1-31-’22. Salal, another edible flower

Bell-shaped flower: Salal

Google Lens is my research partner on the go. I’m so thankful for that app! I learned this elegant flower is edible too, like the Nasturtiums I posted a few days ago. Amazing how many plants and flowers can be used for preparing dishes.

These delicate bells eventually turn into edible berries (bluish-black) that used to be a common food source among Native Americans. It’s still popular among foragers and many kinds of animals: birds, like hummingbirds; wildlife, like deer, elk, beavers. You can read more about it here, if you’re interested.

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”

― Richard Feynmann

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5 replies

  1. Interesting. I wonder if your Google Lens is like a plant app I have that can identify a plant when I hold the camera over it or have a photo of it.


  2. Lewis and Clark ate salal berries 🙂 I first learned about them from reading about the explorers, and then I was thrilled to identify the plants on a trip north some years ago, where they were ubiquitous. I see the stems and leaves in flower bouquets, too.


    1. Yes, I do recall briefly reading about Lewis & Clark and Salal being used in some flower bouquets! Now that I’m aware I’ll keep my eyes open for them. Interesting how when you learn the name, it becomes more memorable. Learning something new each day.
      Hope you are well and thank you for sharing your knowledge. 😀

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