Fabaceae Medicago sativa L.


Okanagan-Colville - Food, Spice

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy, 1980, Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 105

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Scientific name: Medicago sativa L.
USDA symbol: MESAS (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Alfalfa
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Okanagan-Colville
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Spice
Notes: Plants placed above and below black tree lichen and camas in cooking pits for the sweet flavor.

RECRD: 12675 id: 22539