Grossulariaceae Ribes cereum Dougl.

Wax Currant

Sanpoil and Nespelem - Food, Fruit

Use documented by:
Ray, Verne F., 1932, The Sanpoil and Nespelem: Salishan Peoples of Northeastern Washington, University of Washington Publications in Anthropology, Vol. 5, page 102

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Scientific name: Ribes cereum Dougl.
USDA symbol: RICEC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Wax Currant
Family: Grossulariaceae
Family (APG): Grossulariaceae
Native American Tribe: Sanpoil and Nespelem
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Fruit
Notes: Berries eaten raw. Only currants from the bushes growing along the Columbia River were eaten. Berries from bushes growing in the hills were not eaten because it was thought that they caused headaches, nose bleeds and sore eyes.

RECRD: 40027 id: 33414