Rosaceae Crataegus douglasii Lindl.

Black Hawthorn

Okanagan-Colville - Food, Bread & Cake

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy, 1980, Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 124

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Scientific name: Crataegus douglasii Lindl.
USDA symbol: CRDOD (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Black Hawthorn
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Okanagan-Colville
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Bread & Cake
Notes: Berries mashed and dried into thin, hard cakes. Sometimes the cakes were decorated. The dried cakes were eaten as a snack on winter evenings and were used as crackers to dip into deer marrow soup to soak up the fat.

RECRD: 12816 id: 11362