Red berries

Asked October 17, 2018, 3:10 PM EDT

Can anyone identify these two berry plants? They appear to be two distinct types. Found up Taku River just inside woods at river elevation.

Juneau Alaska plant identification

2 Responses

The picture on the left is high bush cranberry (shrub 5-10ft tall) and the one on right is bunch berry or dwarf dogwood (ground cover). Both are edible. The cranberry is a distinctively skunky tart berry, great for sauces, etc - highly sought by some and avoided by others. Bunch berry is bland and spongy - not generally gathered/used.

Thanks Darren!