Alismataceae Sagittaria latifolia Willd.

Broadleaf Arrowhead

Potawatomi - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 94

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Scientific name: Sagittaria latifolia Willd.
USDA symbol: SALA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Broadleaf Arrowhead
Family: Alismataceae
Family (APG): Alismataceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Plant, growing along the streams and lakes, used as food by many tribes. Several days were required to cook the potatoes properly. The potatoes were cooked in a hole six feet deep. Thus, an article, unfit to eat raw, was made very nutritious and very palatable.

RECRD: 267 id: 35599