Asteraceae Silphium laciniatum L.


Ponca - Food, Candy

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 132

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Scientific name: Silphium laciniatum L.
USDA symbol: SILAL2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Compassplant
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Ponca
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Candy
Notes: Gum from upper part of stem used as chewing gum by children.

RECRD: 31807 id: 38017