Polygonaceae Rumex arcticus Trautv.
Eskimo, Alaska - Food, Unspecified
Use documented by:
Ager, Thomas A. and Lynn Price Ager, 1980, Ethnobotany of The Eskimos of Nelson Island, Alaska, Arctic Anthropology 27:26-48, page 35
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Scientific name: Rumex arcticus Trautv.
USDA symbol: RUARA (View details
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Common names: Arctic Dock
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Alaska
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Young, tender leaves boiled and eaten either hot or cold with seal oil and sometimes with sugar. The cooked leaves were sometimes served with a sauce-like coating of imported milk.
RECRD: 32783 id: 35214