Cyperaceae Cyperus rotundus L.


Paiute - Food, Porridge

Use documented by:
Murphey, Edith Van Allen, 1990, Indian Uses of Native Plants, Glenwood, Ill. Meyerbooks. Originally published in 1959, page 16

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Scientific name: Cyperus rotundus L.
USDA symbol: CYRO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Nutgrass
Family: Cyperaceae
Family (APG): Cyperaceae
Native American Tribe: Paiute
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Porridge
Notes: Tubers made into meal and cooked as cereal.

RECRD: 20937 id: 11891