Rosaceae Comarum palustre L.

Purple Marshlocks

Eskimo, Alaska - Food, Beverage

Use documented by:
Ager, Thomas A. and Lynn Price Ager, 1980, Ethnobotany of The Eskimos of Nelson Island, Alaska, Arctic Anthropology 27:26-48, page 36

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Scientific name: Comarum palustre L.
USDA symbol: COPA28 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Purple Marshlocks
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Alaska
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Beverage
Notes: Dried leaves used to make a hot, tea like beverage before the availability of imported tea.

RECRD: 32794 id: 10499