Asteraceae Helianthus annuus L.

Common Sunflower

Montana Indian - Food, Porridge

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 30

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Scientific name: Helianthus annuus L.
USDA symbol: HEAN3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Sunflower
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Montana Indian
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Porridge
Notes: Seeds dried, powdered and boiled to make gruel.

RECRD: 45247 id: 16593