Bounty of the Understory

Provided for participants of my presentation ‘Bounty of the Understory’

BOUNTY‘: Middle English (denoting goodness or generosity): from Old French bonte ‘goodness’, from Latin bonitas, from bonus ‘good’. The sense ‘monetary reward’ dates from the early 18th century.

Plants covered in order during the presentation:
Representing other habitats not covered in this presentation:
Bog Cranberry: Vaccinium oxycoccos (Fens & Bogs)
Blue Camas: Camassia quamash (Prairie & Meadow)
Wapato: Sagitarria latifolia (Wetlands/Ponds)

Key ‘Bounty of the Understory’ (Plants of the westside lowland forest)
In order during presentation:
Western Redcedar
Western Yew
Western Hemlock
Bigleaf Maple
Red Alder
Beaked Hazelnut

Bitter Cherry
Mushrooms: Chicken of the Woods, Oyster, Chanterelle
Shelf fungus- Reishi, Turkeytail
Lichens- Usnea, Lungwort, Staghorn
Poison Hemlock Conium maculatum (non native)
Siberian Miners Lettuce, California Miners Lettuce
Horsetail- Common and Great/Giant

Bracken Fern
Lady Fern
Licorice Fern
Red Elder
Tall Oregon Grape, Cascade Oregon Grape

Evergreen Huckleberry
Red Huckleberry
Baneberry Actea rubra
Devil’s Club

LINKS: to people, books and organization mentioned in presentation
Forest Stewardship Program: Online Events | Extension Forestry | Washington State University (
Ed Carriere: Clam basket (redcedar root/bough) video link: Clam Basket on Vimeo

Ed Carriere and Dale Croes book: Re-Awakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry: Fifty Years of Basketry Studies in Culture and Science (Journal of Northwest Anthropology Memoir Series):
Dale Croes book: Cordage from the Ozette Village Archaeological Site: A Technological, Functional, and Comparative Study
Bigleaf Maple Syrup links: My blog: Bigleaf Maple Syrup Tapping | Gatherer to Gardener ( Book: Bigleaf-Sugaring-Tapping-Western-Maple ; Annual Event: Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival- Duncan, BC (Google, Facebook page)
Reisha BeckWayside Botanicals
YouTube ‘: salmon-nettle soup with all native ingredients with Heidi Bohan, author of “People of Cascadia” – YouTube
Nettle for Textiles links:  Allan Brown  
Lushootseed plant names link: Plant Names in Lushootseed | Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Culture Department ( also Puyallup and Tulalip tribe websites
Della Rice-Sylvester- Cowichan Elder, Medicine Woman
The Foraged recipes and harvesting tipsBLOG | theforagedcocktail
Foraged cocktail recipe Summer Shrub recipe Aug 17 19.pdf
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center Spirit Returns 2.0 — Duwamish Tribe
Gatherer to Gardener Newsletter signup here: Heidi Bohan/Gatherer to Gardener (