Apiaceae Lomatium cous (S. Wats.) Coult. & Rose

Cous Biscuitroot

Oregon Indian - Food, Soup

Use documented by:
Murphey, Edith Van Allen, 1990, Indian Uses of Native Plants, Glenwood, Ill. Meyerbooks. Originally published in 1959, page 12

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Scientific name: Lomatium cous (S. Wats.) Coult. & Rose
USDA symbol: LOCO4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Cous Biscuitroot
Family: Apiaceae
Family (APG): Apiaceae
Native American Tribe: Oregon Indian
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Soup
Notes: Roots and fish used to make stew. These roots were eaten at the first feast of the new year. This was called the Root Feast.

RECRD: 20930 id: 20766