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By: Sophia, Abeer , Andres, and Yaslin. Plants . Bearberry. Lewis and Clark discovered this plant in the Fort Clatsop, Columbia River. Lewis and Clark called this plant Kinnikinnick or Sacacommis . Natives smoke the leaves with tobacco .

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By: Sophia, Abeer, Andres, and Yaslin



  • Lewis and Clark discovered this plant in the Fort Clatsop, Columbia River.

  • Lewis and Clark called this plant Kinnikinnick or Sacacommis.

  • Natives smoke the leaves with tobacco.

  • Bearberries were once a main food for the Native Americans and White Settlers

  • Indians cooked them in salmon oil or added them to soups and stews.

  • The leaves of the Bearberry have been used in medicine.

  • After Lewis tasted the Bearberry he said it was “A very tasteless fruit. It was sweeter after it was boiled

    Written by: Sophia

Poisonous dogbane
Poisonous Dogbane

  • Means “Deadly to Dogs” because it is dangerous to dogs and livestock.

  • Animals avoid eating and it can be fatal to humans.

  • Discovered in the town of Kamiah in Idaho.

  • The plant was used to make fishing lines, nets and bowstrings, or was woven into bags, moccasins, mats, bedding, straps and the like.

    Written By: Yaslin

Bitter roots
Bitter Roots

  • Raceme Amer:

    Vegetable used by Indians throughout the North West.

  • Bitter Tears:

    A plant found throughout the Rocky Mountains and most abundant in Western Montana.

    The name came from a story about an old Indian woman and how she cried for her sons.

  • Spetlem:

    Highly nutricious but not very tasty.

    Written by: Abeer

Luxuriant beargrass
Luxuriant Beargrass

  • Lewis and Clark discovered that this plant grows in abundance on these mountains and the horses will not eat it.

  • It’s found in the Northern Rockies, the Cascade, and the Coastal Ranges.

  • Beargrass is not a “grass” because grasses have hollow stems and Beargrasshas sturdy green stalks with white colored flowers.

    Written by: Andres