Menyanthaceae Menyanthes trifoliata L.

Common Buckbean

Hesquiat - Food, Forage

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat, 1982, Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 69

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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: Hesquiat
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Forage
Notes: Deer put their heads under the surface of the water to get at the long, green rhizomes.

RECRD: 679 id: 22947