Cactaceae Opuntia humifusa (Raf.) Raf.


Dakota - Food, Starvation Food

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1913, Some Native Nebraska Plants With Their Uses by the Dakota, Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society 17:358-70, page 366

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Scientific name: Opuntia humifusa (Raf.) Raf.
USDA symbol: OPHUH (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pricklypear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Dakota
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Starvation Food
Notes: Stems, cleared of spines, roasted and used for food in times of scarcity.

RECRD: 31071 id: 24674