Fagaceae Quercus chrysolepis Liebm.
Canyon Live Oak
Kawaiisu - Food, Winter Use Food
Use documented by:
Zigmond, Maurice L., 1981, Kawaiisu Ethnobotany, Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press, page 56
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Scientific name: Quercus chrysolepis Liebm.
USDA symbol: QUCHC (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Canyon Live Oak
Family (APG): Fagaceae
Native American Tribe: Kawaiisu
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Winter Use Food
Notes: Acorns stored for future use. Acorns were stored in several different ways. The granaries, elevated about a foot above the ground to keep out rodents, were made of hardwood poles, usually oak, with sides, top and bottom covered with bark and lined with gray California buckwheat leaves. Stone lined pits were covered with brush, acorns were piled on a large flat stone and covered with bark.
RECRD: 4354 id: 31948