Ericaceae Rhododendron albiflorum Hook.

Cascade Azalea

Thompson - Food, Preservative

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 216

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Scientific name: Rhododendron albiflorum Hook.
USDA symbol: RHALA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Cascade Azalea
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Preservative
Notes: Branches used in bottoms of berry baskets and on top of the berries to keep them fresh.

RECRD: 33013 id: 32849