• berries are bland, clustered 10-25
  • berry has a crunchy, egg-shaped stone
  • plant has 4-6 leaves in a ring
  • plant grows to half a foot high
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Look-alikes in British Columbia

The similar-looking western bunchberry (Cornus unalaschkensis) also has red edible berries but differs in that its tiny (true) flowers have purplish rather than greenish-white petals. It is difficult to distinguish in the field, particularly in berry season.

Related topics: Edible Mushrooms of BC - Edible Plants of BC
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