Portulacaceae Lewisia rediviva Pursh

Oregon Bitterroot

Thompson - Food, Special 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: Special Food
Notes: Dried roots cooked in soups such as fish head soup, but only served on special occasions. Because the roots were so valuable, they were only served on special occasions.

RECRD: 33378 id: 20057