Amaranthaceae Amaranthus albus L.

Prostrate Pigweed

Apache, Chiricahua & Mescalero - Food, Bread & Cake

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and M. E. Opler, 1936, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest III. The Ethnobiology of the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(5):1-63, page 48

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Scientific name: Amaranthus albus L.
USDA symbol: AMAL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Prostrate Pigweed
Family: Amaranthaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, Chiricahua & Mescalero
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Bread & Cake
Notes: Seeds winnowed, ground into flour and used to make bread.

RECRD: 40212 id: 2696