Chenopodiaceae Suaeda suffrutescens S. Wats.

Desert Seepweed

Pima - Food, Spice

Use documented by:
Hrdlicka, Ales, 1908, Physiological and Medical Observations Among the Indians of Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, SI-BAE Bulletin #34:1-427, page 264

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Scientific name: Suaeda suffrutescens S. Wats.
USDA symbol: SUSUS (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Desert Seepweed
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Pima
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Spice
Notes: Leaves and stalks lined inside cooking holes to give cactus fruits a salty flavor.

RECRD: 46796 id: 39032