Haloragaceae Myriophyllum spicatum L.

Spike Watermilfoil

Tanana, Upper - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Kari, Priscilla Russe, 1985, Upper Tanana Ethnobotany, Anchorage. Alaska Historical Commission, page 14

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Scientific name: Myriophyllum spicatum L.
USDA symbol: MYSP2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Spike Watermilfoil
Family: Haloragaceae
Family (APG): Haloragaceae
Native American Tribe: Tanana, Upper
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Rhizomes eaten raw, fried in grease or roasted. Rhizomes were sweet and crunchy and a much relished food. They were said to have been an important food during periods of low food supply as they were usually able to obtain them when needed. People give accounts of how they saved people's lives during such times.

RECRD: 3476 id: 23583