Portulacaceae Lewisia rediviva Pursh

Oregon Bitterroot

Thompson - Food, Dried Food

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 243

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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: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Peeled roots dried loose or large roots stored on strings for future use. The roots were dried on strings in order to determine the market value or trade worth. The dried roots were eaten with saskatoon berries and salmon eggs.

RECRD: 33376 id: 20055