Chenopodiaceae Suaeda calceoliformis (Hook.) Moq.

Pursh Seepweed

Paiute - Food, Staple

Use documented by:
Kelly, Isabel T., 1932, Ethnography of the Surprise Valley Paiute, University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 31(3):67-210, page 98

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Scientific name: Suaeda calceoliformis (Hook.) Moq.
USDA symbol: SUCA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pursh Seepweed
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Paiute
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Staple
Notes: Seeds parched, ground and eaten as meal.

RECRD: 43967 id: 39008