Black Hawthorn

berries: stmuqw OR ste7múqw;

bush: stmuqwállp, or staqwéllp

 Hawthorn wood is very strong; therefore it was important in making digging sticks. The point of the digging stick was burned slightly, to make it even stronger and resistant to breakage. The berries were eaten like ‘fruit leather’; pressed until the pulp and juices were pressed out and dried. Grows well in moist areas; low to mid elevations – along rivers, wetlands and in open, deciduous forests.  Does not grow in dry, cold climates.