Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains … by Alice ..

Dear Ones,

This is a video about wild plants of the Santa Monica Mountains that was taken in the 2016 Spring Equinox, taken in the Santa Monica Mountains …

WORDS OF WARNING
Please don’t take my word as to whether these wild plants are edible … In many cases, I just heard it from other naturalists. Do your research, make sure you’ve identified a plant accurately, make sure most folks agree that it’s edible, and then if you’re sampling for the first time, try just a tiny bit, and wait a day to see if you have any reaction. Any iteration of this video must include this warning. –Alice Clagett

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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HERE ARE THE LINKS IN THE VIDEO

Native American uses of poison oak:
http://polyland.calpoly.edu/topics/florafauna/studentsites/2004b/native.html

Black Sage uses:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_mellifera#Traditional_use

California (Coastal) Sagebrush … ‘Cowboy Cologne’ uses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_californica

Chamise or Greasewood … Native American uses:
http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/adefas/all.html

Wild Cucumber … Native American uses:
https://www.sanelijo.org/plant-guide/wild-cucumber

I just read that ‘white nightshade’ (white-flowered nightshade) is sometimes termed ‘black nightshade’ because of the color of its berries, and that only a few strains  are edible. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_nigrum

Filaree (‘stork’s-bill’) uses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erodium_cicutarium#Uses

Fiddleneck: In one place read that this plant is poisonous, and in another that it had Native American uses. I would steer clear of it entirely.

Horehound uses: https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/h/
horwhi33.html

Buckwheat … Uses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriogonum_fasciculatum

Prickly Pear uses: http://www.drugs.com/npp/prickly-pear.html

Bush Sunflower (California Encelia): sometimes used for landscaping

Laurel Sumac uses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malosma#Use

Purple Sage uses: http://www.chinohillsstatepark.org/natural-resources/shrubs

White Sage uses: http://www.chinohillsstatepark.org/natural-resources/shrubs

California Mugwort uses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_douglasiana#Uses

Deerweed uses: https://www.sanelijo.org/plant-guide/deerweed

Coastal Live Oak uses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_agrifolia

Arroyo Willow uses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salix_lasiolepis#/media/File:Salix_lasiolepis(01).jpg

Mule Fat uses: http://outdoorselfreliance.com/mulefat-seep-willow-baccharis-salicifolia/

Black Mustard uses: Search http://www.webmd.com/

Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick) uses: http://mojavedesert.net/wildflower/blue-dicks.html

California (Mexican) Elderberry uses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus#Uses

Cheeseweed (a Mallow) uses: http://www.rootsimple.com/2008/02/mallow-malva-parviflora-an-edible-friend/

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EDIBLE AND USEFUL PLANTS OF THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS

“Edible and Useful Plants of California,’ [with recipes] by Charlotte Bringle Clarke, 1977, University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California

“Peterson Field Guides: Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs,” by Steven Foster and Christopher Hobbs, 2002, www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com

“Early Uses of California Plants,” by Edward K. Balls, 1962, University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California

“Native American Usage of Plants Found in Fallbrook,” Copyright © 2000 by Elizabeth Yamaguchi, http://tchester.org/fb/plants/na_uses.html

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CLASSES IN NATIVE AMERICAN SKILLS

“Earth Skills,” 1113 Cougar Court, Frazier Park, CA 93225, class descriptions:  http://www.earthskills.com/class-descriptions.html

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RESOURCES FOR SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS PLANT IDENTIFICATION

“Wildflowers of Southern California: A Photographic Gallery,” by Barbara J. Collins, Ph.D., California Lutheran Univesity, Thousand Oaks, California 91360, https://earth.callutheran.edu/Academic_Programs/Departments/Biology/Wildflowers/index.htm

“Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains,” by Milt McAuley, photography by James P. Kenney, 1985, Canyon Publishing Co., 8561 Eatough Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91304

“Flowering Plants: The Santa Monica Mountains, Coastal & Chaparral Regions of Southern California,” text by Nancy Dale, photography by members of the California Native Plant Society, 1986, Capra Press, PO Box 2068, Santa Barbara, CA 93120 in cooperation with the California Native Plant Society

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