Cranberry (Arctostaphylos), also sometimes called Kinnikinnic
Prostrate shrub, 2-8" tall
Berries best simmered with other berries
Leaves have been used for centuries as a tobacco substitute.
Leaves can also be dried and steeped as an astringent tea said to
cleanse the kidneys
|Serviceberry (Amelanchier), also known as
Juneberry, Saskatoon, Sugar Plum,
and Currant Tree
Tall shrub/small tree, member of the rose family.
Very sweet, and edible raw. Cooking the berries brings out an
almond flavor and is nice in muffins, pies, pancakes, jams, jellies, and
wines. Used dried in pemmican by the Indians.