These plants were consumed in moderation by Native Americans as a condiment with fresh greens, with similar health benefits to consuming garlic.
Natural History Class Spring 2012
This male Western Fence Lizard was caught with a small string attached to a pole. The lizard is unable to notice this, as it thinks the string is a blade of grass.
This plant is toxic when eaten, and is close in relation to blue camus, a staple in Native American diet and culture.
More rugged in appearance than its cousin, dull oregon grape, with bright yellow clustered flowers that bloom in spring and purple fruits.
Small flowering plants in the Brassicaceae family, related to cabbage and mustard. Indigenous to Europe, with broad ranges extending into Asia and North America.
A fleshy plant with divided stems, and reddish brown globular flowers. Northwest Indians use the roots to make tea to treat lung diseases.
One of the first flowers to grow in spring, native to the lower coastal elevation of California.
Bright yellow flowers with arrow shaped leaves, known as the "Oregon Sunflower". Numerous tiny flowes (florets) make up each of the petals, giving the illusion of a ring of petals.