Asteraceae Tragopogon sp.


Thompson - Food, Candy

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 185

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Scientific name: Tragopogon sp.
Common names: Salsify
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Candy
Notes: Milky latex chewed for pleasure and later swallowed. The stems were broken, the sap squeezed out, allowed to harden and then chewed for pleasure.

RECRD: 32574 id: 40542