Portulacaceae Lewisia rediviva Pursh

Oregon Bitterroot

Kutenai - Food, Dessert

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 46

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Scientific name: Lewisia rediviva Pursh
USDA symbol: LERER (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Oregon Bitterroot
Family: Portulacaceae
Family (APG): Portulacaceae
Native American Tribe: Kutenai
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dessert
Notes: Roots steamed, added to camas bulbs and eaten as a 'sweet treat.'

RECRD: 45422 id: 20025