Cactaceae Opuntia polyacantha Haw.

Plains Pricklypear

San Felipe - Food, Winter Use Food

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F., 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest I. Uncultivated Native Plants Used as Sources of Food, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(1):1-44, page 36

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Scientific name: Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
USDA symbol: OPPOP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Plains Pricklypear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: San Felipe
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Winter Use Food
Notes: Joints singed in hot coals, boiled and dried with sweet corn to make a winter use food.

RECRD: 41196 id: 24773