Polygonaceae Rumex sp.


Pima, Gila River - Food, Vegetable

Use documented by:
Rea, Amadeo M., 1991, Gila River Pima Dietary Reconstruction, Arid Lands Newsletter 31:3-10, page 5

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Scientific name: Rumex sp.
Common names: Dock
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Pima, Gila River
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Vegetable
Notes: Leaves boiled or boiled, strained, refried and eaten as greens. Star mallow, wild heliotrope, fiddlenecks and wild sorrel were dropped entirely from the Pima diet. The author suspects they were spring starvation season foods.

RECRD: 8740 id: 35489