Asteraceae Ambrosia tenuifolia Spreng.

Slimleaf Burr Ragweed

Papago - Food, Dried Food

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Ruth M. Underhill, 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest II. The Ethnobiology of the Papago Indians, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(3):1-84, page 17

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Scientific name: Ambrosia tenuifolia Spreng.
USDA symbol: AMTE5 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Slimleaf Burr Ragweed
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Papago
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Surplus of roots sun dried on roofs and used for food.

RECRD: 43471 id: 2886