Cornaceae Cornus canadensis L.

Bunchberry Dogwood

Hesquiat - Food, Special Food

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat, 1982, Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 63

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Scientific name: Cornus canadensis L.
USDA symbol: COCA13 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bunchberry Dogwood
Family: Cornaceae
Family (APG): Cornaceae
Native American Tribe: Hesquiat
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Special Food
Notes: Raw berries eaten with dogfish oil by the elders of the village at a big feast.

RECRD: 645 id: 10838