Pinaceae Pinus lambertiana Dougl.

Sugar Pine

Karok - Food, Winter Use Food

Use documented by:
Baker, Marc A., 1981, The Ethnobotany of the Yurok, Tolowa and Karok Indians of Northwest California, Humboldt State University, M.A. Thesis, page 44

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Scientific name: Pinus lambertiana Dougl.
USDA symbol: PILA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sugar Pine
Family: Pinaceae
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Karok
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Winter Use Food
Notes: Roasted seeds stored for winter use. The cones were placed in a trench and covered with dirt. A fire was built on top. After roasting, the cones were broken open to release the seeds. Some were stored over winter.

RECRD: 5935 id: 27755