Viscaceae Phoradendron californicum Nutt.

Mesquite Mistletoe

Maricopa - Food, Porridge

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Willis H. Bell, 1951, Yuman Indian Agriculture, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, page 204

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Scientific name: Phoradendron californicum Nutt.
USDA symbol: PHCA8 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mesquite Mistletoe
Family: Viscaceae
Family (APG): Santalaceae
Native American Tribe: Maricopa
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Porridge
Notes: Berries boiled to produce liquid and combined with wheat mush.

RECRD: 40385 id: 26496