Menyanthaceae Menyanthes trifoliata L.

Common Buckbean

Alaska Native - Food, Starvation Food

Use documented by:
Heller, Christine A., 1953, Edible and Poisonous Plants of Alaska, University of Alaska, page 145

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Scientific name: Menyanthes trifoliata L.
USDA symbol: METR3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Buckbean
Family: Menyanthaceae
Family (APG): Menyanthaceae
Native American Tribe: Alaska Native
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Starvation Food
Notes: Rootstocks used in the past as an emergency food.

RECRD: 7037 id: 22941