Empetraceae Empetrum nigrum L.

Black Crowberry

Koyukon - Food, Beverage

Use documented by:
Nelson, Richard K., 1983, Make Prayers to the Raven--A Koyukon View of the Northern Forest, Chicago. The University of Chicago Press, page 55

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Scientific name: Empetrum nigrum L.
USDA symbol: EMNIN (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Black Crowberry
Family: Empetraceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Koyukon
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Beverage
Notes: Berries eaten by hunters to quench their thirst in the waterless high country.

RECRD: 60457 id: 13076