Usnea (Old Man’s Beard) | Usnea app

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Milk Thistle

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Yarrow | achillea millefolium

Family: Compositae Parts Used: Leaf, Root & Flower Appearance: Yarrow is a perennial aster with dark-green feathery leaves of 2-5 inches long. From May to August it sends up tall, flowering stalks topped with flat umbels of snow white flowers and can be anywhere from 1 to several feet tall. Yarrow flowers are highly aromatic…

Saint John’s Wort | Hypericum perfoliatum

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Salmonberry | Rubus spectabilis

Family Parts Used: Fruit and Leaf Appearance: Salmon berry is a tall shrub with dense thickets, a golden-brown bark and zigzagging twigs with scattered prickles. The leaves alternate with 3 leaflets at the end of each stem which are dark-green and sharply toothed. The flowers are pink to red and about 4 cm across on…

Salal | Gaultheria shallon

Family: Ericaceae Parts Used: Fruit & Leaf Appearance: Salal is a creeping to erect shrub that grows from 0.2 to 3 meters tall. It is an evergreen plant with 2-4 inches long thick and leathery oval leaves that are shiny dark green on top and a rough lighter green underneath, with a pronounced central vein. The leaves…

Oregon Grape | Mahonia (Berberis) aquifolium

Family: Berberidaceae Parts used: Root, Stem & Leaf Appearance: Oregon grape is a perennial leafy bush, from 2 to 5/6 ft in height, covered in thick, waxy, prickly pinnate leaves. The leaflets are oblong-oval and about 1.5-3 inches long and are shiny dark green on the top and dull underneath. The leaflets are opposite and each…

Nettle | Urtica dioica

Family: Urticaceae Parts used: Root and Leaves Appearance: Nettle is a brilliantly dark green plant with a square stem and round opposite leaves with jagged edges and a sharp tip. Nettle is a tall plant ranging from 2 or 3 ft to 10 ft in height. This plant blooms in the spring, producing flowers that grow small stems…

Kinnikinnick (Uva Ursi) | Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Family: Ericaceae Parts Used: Fruit and Leaf Appearance: Kinnikinnick is a low creeping shrub that contains small leathery, spoon-shaped, dark green leaves that produce trailing stems. The flowers are pinkish-white and bell-shaped that turn into juicy red berries in the summertime. It can be found from sea level to 11,000 feet, growing in the open…

Huckleberry | Vaccinium parvifolium

Family: Ericaceae (Heather family) Parts Used: Berry & Leaf Appearance: Huckleberry is a deciduous shrub up to 4 meters tall with green branches and small, thin, oval leaves with smooth edges. The flowers are small, pink and urn-shaped that grow singly along the stems. In the early summer, small pink to orange-red berries form ranging in size…