- raw berry has a sweet/tart taste.
- berry is high in vitamin C.
- berry can mashed and spread out for drying, either in the sun or using smoke. After storage, berries can be reconstituted in boiling water.
- berry can be stored in grease or oil.
- berry was traditionally used as fish bait.
- plant is a deciduous shrub.
- grows in forests in lowland and montane areas, frequently on nurse logs and rotting stumps.