Edible Sierra Nevada Plants
The Sierra Nevada is a mountainous area located between the central valley of California and Nevada. The Sierra as it is fondly called stands tall at an elevation of about 14,505ft at a point known as Mount Whitney and it’s also known for notable geographical features such as the Yosemite Valley and the famous Lake Tahoe which is the largest alpine lake in North America. There is no gainsaying that The Sierra owes much of its popularity to the uniqueness of Lake Tahoe which is also a tourist attraction and collection of different plants which are native to the area.
Large collection of plant diversity is one of the strengths of The Sierra. There are edible plants as well as inedible ones distributed across different altitudinal zones in the area. In all, there are over a hundred edible plants native to The Sierra alone, some of which include: Strawberry, Water Plantain, Oak, Elderberry, Golden Currant, Horsemint, HorseChestnut, Hyssop, Berry, Rose, Raspberry, California Wild Rose, Chinquapin, Sierra Gooseberry, California Coffeeberry, California Bay Laurel, Buckeye and many more. Here is a description of some of these plants: