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Dwarf Dogwood
Since the Dogwood is the provincial flower in British Columbia, "bunch berry," is a protected species. Following pollination and fruiting, dwarf dogwood produces a bunch of bright red berries, hence the name. Bunch berry berries are edible either raw or cooked though they are not particulary tasty. They have further been used both internally and externally to counteract natural toxins from mushrooms, poison ivy and even bee stings. Dwarf dogwood is a perennial and a perennial favourite with hikers as this low ground cover will be found along most forested footpaths on the coast. The white petal-like mane surrounding the central flower are actually specialized leaves called bracts.
Illustration by Manami Kimura
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Have Bike, Will Travel. Explore ten unique landscapes by bicycle on both sides of the border in the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands. Peddled out? Many of these rural roads can be explored on foot as well.
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1 Cycle Touring Introduction Brian Grover 7262
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 38756
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 21055
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 8467
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 9668
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 22182
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 24701
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 11377
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 15819
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 27830
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 6028
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 4799
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 6404
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 4980
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 5106
 

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