{"id":5655530373269,"title":"June Plum, Osoberry (Oemleria cerasiformis)","handle":"oemleria-cerasiformis","description":"\u003cp\u003eDeciduous shrub with pendulous clusters of white flowers in very early spring to support early-flying insects like mason bees and flies. Fruits are large-pitted and vividly coloured fluorescent orange before ripening and turning to deep blue-purplish\/black when ripe.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNote:\u003c\/strong\u003e This plant is rich in local Indigenous food traditions, we strongly recommend that non-Indigenous people take time to understand and study before using this or other native plants. Please take the time to learn about this plant with the proper resources such as the book \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/publications.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca\/product\/saanich-ethnobotany\/\" title=\"Saanich Ethnobotany by Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda.\"\u003eSaanich Ethnobotany\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e by Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e*Edibility depends on the preparation of the plant. Always do your own research prior to consuming plant parts and eat at your own risk.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e \n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"single_plant_view\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOpen forests, thickets, and streambanks\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePart shade to shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDry to moist\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e1 to 5 m\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMarch to April\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDeciduous shrub; 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Fruits are large-pitted and vividly coloured fluorescent orange before ripening and turning to deep blue-purplish\/black when ripe.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNote:\u003c\/strong\u003e This plant is rich in local Indigenous food traditions, we strongly recommend that non-Indigenous people take time to understand and study before using this or other native plants. Please take the time to learn about this plant with the proper resources such as the book \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/publications.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca\/product\/saanich-ethnobotany\/\" title=\"Saanich Ethnobotany by Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda.\"\u003eSaanich Ethnobotany\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e by Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e*Edibility depends on the preparation of the plant. Always do your own research prior to consuming plant parts and eat at your own risk.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e \n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"single_plant_view\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOpen forests, thickets, and streambanks\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePart shade to shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDry to moist\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e1 to 5 m\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMarch to April\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDeciduous shrub; Dioecious\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eadvantages\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEdible fruits; Attracts birds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOceanspray, Common Snowberry, Sword Fern, Salmonberry\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

June Plum, Osoberry Oemleria cerasiformis

Description

Deciduous shrub with pendulous clusters of white flowers in very early spring to support early-flying insects like mason bees and flies. Fruits are large-pitted and vividly coloured fluorescent orange before ripening and turning to deep blue-purplish/black when ripe.

Note: This plant is rich in local Indigenous food traditions, we strongly recommend that non-Indigenous people take time to understand and study before using this or other native plants. Please take the time to learn about this plant with the proper resources such as the book Saanich Ethnobotany by Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda.

*Edibility depends on the preparation of the plant. Always do your own research prior to consuming plant parts and eat at your own risk.


 
habitat Open forests, thickets, and streambanks
light Part shade to shade
moisture Dry to moist
height 1 to 5 m
flowering March to April
habit Deciduous shrub; Dioecious
advantages Edible fruits; Attracts birds
companion plants Oceanspray, Common Snowberry, Sword Fern, Salmonberry
Size
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