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Cirsium edule is native to the Pacific Northwest. The roots and young shoots are edible.
Spotted in a sub-alpine meadow. 5400 ft a.s.l.
Edible thistle is used by Native Americans for its edible roots and young shoots. The roots are sweet, but contain inulin, which gives some people digestive problems. (Wikipedia)
Lat: 47.95, Long: -123.26
Spotted on Aug 3, 2019
Submitted on Aug 11, 2019