Asteraceae Sonchus asper (L.) Hill

Spiny Sowthistle

Mohave - Food, Starvation Food

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Willis H. Bell, 1951, Yuman Indian Agriculture, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, page 201

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Scientific name: Sonchus asper (L.) Hill
USDA symbol: SOAS (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Spiny Sowthistle
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Mohave
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Starvation Food
Notes: Young shoots roasted and eaten as a famine food.

RECRD: 40357 id: 38502