Oemleria cerasiformis (osmaronia cerasiformis)
Moist, open woods at low elevations
1. Large shrub with many stems, 4-10 ft. tall.
2. Oval leaves 3in-5in long.
3. Cluster of 4-9 white flowers (5 petals ) hang from each leaf cluster.
4. Crushed flowers & leaves have cucumber odor or taste.
Uses or Importances:
1. Small plum-like berries, bluish-black in color. Not very tasty. Indians
ate them as starvation food.
2. The berries are important bird food. (See photo at right of berries.)