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Kinda looks like asparagus. The ones in the photo are about two feet high, and a quarter inch in diameter. Not edible but the leaves are great for basket weaving and the roots chewed and applied as a poultice stops bleeding.
Found on the top of Mailbox Peak in the Washington Cascades near Seattle.
Beargrass, Xerophyllum tenax
Not edible but the leaves are great for basket weaving and the roots chewed and applied as a poultice stops bleeding. It's a great plant to be able to recognize in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Beargrass! Guess it's not edible, then? ;-) Interesting info on the wiki about this plant though.
One of my favorite plants!!
Nice spotting! It does look like asparagus. Wonder if it's a wild species?
Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012