Like onions, the fleshy roots were used to flavour other foods. Medicinally, the roots were chewed raw or used in syrups and teas to relieve coughs. They were also applied as poultices to burns and swellings. (Kershaw)
This species adapts to a variety of sites and soils and increases rapidly. It can be used as ground cover. (Wildflower Centre, LBJ)
Berries are distinctive being at first greenish-yellow striped with blue-purple and eventually, they turn dark blue to reddish black. (E-Flora BC)
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