Polypodiaceae Polypodium hesperium Maxon

Western Polypody

Thompson - Food, Candy

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 91

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Scientific name: Polypodium hesperium Maxon
USDA symbol: POHE3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Western Polypody
Family: Polypodiaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Candy
Notes: Rhizomes chewed for the pleasant, sweet, licorice taste.

RECRD: 32492 id: 29015