• Hul’qumi’num Name: tlu’siip
  • Description: Small, leathery fern, growing up to 0.7m tall, though commonly much smaller. Once pinnate leaflets are >3cm in length and connected by creeping rhizomes.
  • Habitat: Prefer wet and mossy sites; often growing on tree trunks and rocks.
  • Harvest: In order to sustainably harvest, only take 10-20% of the ferns in the fall.
  • Edibility: Rhizomes and stems can be chewed or brewed into a sweet tea.
  • Fun Fact: Appropriately named for the sweet, licorice-flavoured stems and rhizomes.

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