Pinaceae Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.
Blackfoot - Food, Candy
Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 100
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Scientific name: Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.
USDA symbol: ABLAL (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Subalpine Fir
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Candy
Notes: Cones pulverized into a fine powder, mixed with backfat and marrow and eaten as a confection. The confection was an aid to digestion as well as a delicacy.
RECRD: 3944 id: 236