Rosaceae Fragaria chiloensis (L.) P. Mill.

Beach Strawberry

Pomo, Kashaya - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Goodrich, Jennie and Claudia Lawson, 1980, Kashaya Pomo Plants, Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles, page 109

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Scientific name: Fragaria chiloensis (L.) P. Mill.
USDA symbol: FRCHC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Beach Strawberry
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Pomo, Kashaya
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Berry used in the flower dance at the Strawberry Festival, danced by young girls. The wild strawberries could be eaten only after the strawberries were danced and blessed; they were eaten on picnic day.

RECRD: 1017 id: 14846