Fabaceae Hedysarum alpinum L.

Alpine Sweetvetch

Eskimo, Arctic - Food, Forage

Use documented by:
Porsild, A.E., 1953, Edible Plants of the Arctic, Arctic 6:15-34, page 30

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Scientific name: Hedysarum alpinum L.
USDA symbol: HEAL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Alpine Sweetvetch
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Arctic
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Forage
Notes: Root tubers eaten by brown and black bears and meadow mice.

RECRD: 60509 id: 16500