Boraginaceae Mertensia maritima (L.) S.F. Gray


Eskimo, Alaska - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Ager, Thomas A. and Lynn Price Ager, 1980, Ethnobotany of The Eskimos of Nelson Island, Alaska, Arctic Anthropology 27:26-48, page 38

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Scientific name: Mertensia maritima (L.) S.F. Gray
USDA symbol: MEMAM (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Oysterleaf
Family: Boraginaceae
Family (APG): Boraginaceae
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Alaska
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Long, leafy stems boiled, cooked briefly and eaten with seal oil.

RECRD: 32818 id: 22977