Fabaceae Lupinus littoralis Dougl.

Seashore Lupine

Kwakiutl, Southern - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1973, The Ethnobotany of the Southern Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia, Economic Botany 27:257-310, page 284

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Scientific name: Lupinus littoralis Dougl.
USDA symbol: LULI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Seashore Lupine
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Kwakiutl, Southern
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Fleshy taproots eaten raw, boiled or steamed in spring. If eaten raw, these roots caused dizziness. Therefore, they were usually eaten raw only before bedtime in the evening.

RECRD: 46978 id: 21327