Salicaceae Populus sp.


Dakota - Food, Sweetener

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1913, Some Native Nebraska Plants With Their Uses by the Dakota, Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society 17:358-70, page 360

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Scientific name: Populus sp.
Common names: Poplar
Family: Salicaceae
Family (APG): Salicaceae
Native American Tribe: Dakota
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Sweetener
Notes: Inner bark eaten in the spring and winter for the sweet taste and agreeable flavor. In the winter, the inner bark was chewed to extract the sweetness, but the fiber was rejected.

RECRD: 31024 id: 29536