Solanaceae Solanum fendleri Gray ex Torr.

Fendler's Horsenettle

Zuni - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 71

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Scientific name: Solanum fendleri Gray ex Torr.
USDA symbol: SOFEF (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Fendler's Horsenettle
Family: Solanaceae
Family (APG): Solanaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Raw tubers used for food. After every mouthful of potato, a bite of white clay was taken to counteract the unpleasant astringent effect of the potato in the mouth.

RECRD: 32883 id: 38290