Commelinaceae Tradescantia virginiana L.

Virginia Spiderwort

Cherokee - Food, Vegetable

Use documented by:
Perry, Myra Jean, 1975, Food Use of 'Wild' Plants by Cherokee Indians, The University of Tennessee, M.S. Thesis, page 33

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Scientific name: Tradescantia virginiana L.
USDA symbol: TRVI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Virginia Spiderwort
Family: Commelinaceae
Family (APG): Commelinaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Vegetable
Notes: Leaves and stems mixed with other greens or grease and parboiled until tender.

RECRD: 2132 id: 40519