Apiaceae Heracleum maximum Bartr.

Common Cowparsnip

Thompson - Food, Vegetable

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 152

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Scientific name: Heracleum maximum Bartr.
USDA symbol: HEMA80 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Cowparsnip
Family: Apiaceae
Family (APG): Apiaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Vegetable
Notes: Peeled, raw or cooked leaf stalks and flower stalks used for food. The stalks were ready to use around May and June, but after a while, they became tough, dry or sticky and were no longer good to eat. The raw stalks would cause a burning like pepper if eaten in too great a quantity; it was better to eat cooked stalks.

RECRD: 32371 id: 16951