Loasaceae Mentzelia involucrata S. Wats.

Whitebract Blazingstar

Cahuilla - Food, Porridge

Use documented by:
Bean, Lowell John and Katherine Siva Saubel, 1972, Temalpakh (From the Earth); Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants, Banning, CA. Malki Museum Press, page 88

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Scientific name: Mentzelia involucrata S. Wats.
USDA symbol: MEINI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Whitebract Blazingstar
Family: Loasaceae
Family (APG): Loasaceae
Native American Tribe: Cahuilla
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Porridge
Notes: Parched seeds ground into flour and used to make mush.

RECRD: 11519 id: 22891