Nelumbonaceae Nelumbo lutea Willd.

American Lotus

Ojibwa - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1932, Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525, page 407

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Scientific name: Nelumbo lutea Willd.
USDA symbol: NELU (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Lotus
Family: Nelumbonaceae
Family (APG): Nelumbonaceae
Native American Tribe: Ojibwa
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Shoots cooked with venison, corn or beans. The terminal shoots are cut off at either end of the underground creeping rootstock and the remainder is their potato. These shoots are similar in shape and size to a banana, and form the starchy storage reservoirs for future growth. They have pores inside, but have more substance to them than the stems. They are cut crosswise and strung upon basswood strings, to hang from the rafters for winter use.

RECRD: 70 id: 23607