British Columbia Day, August 6th, 2007
Because there is no national holiday to celebrate gardening (how can this be?), I've decided to post garden or plant-related themes related to the Canadian stat holidays.
Today was British Columbia (BC) Day. Here are links to photos of edible berries of coastal BC:
Alaskan blueberry Vaccinium alaskaense
Dwarf blueberry Vaccinium caespitosum
Bog cranberry Oxycoccus oxycoccos
Salmonberry Rubus spectabilis
Black raspberry Rubus leucodermis
Thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus
Himalayan blackberry Rubus discolor
Trailing blackberry Rubus ursinus
Saskatoon Amelanchier alnifolia
To learn more about how these plants were traditionally used by the aboriginal peoples as well as how to identify the plants in the wild, I highly recommend the field guide Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, BC and Alaska (2004) or the original edition (I have this one), Plants of Coastal British Columbia including Washington, Oregon & Alaska (1994).