Ulmaceae Ulmus rubra Muhl.

Slippery Elm

Omaha - Food, Preservative

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 76

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Scientific name: Ulmus rubra Muhl.
USDA symbol: ULRU (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Slippery Elm
Family: Ulmaceae
Family (APG): Cannabaceae
Native American Tribe: Omaha
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Preservative
Notes: Inner bark cooked with buffalo fat as a preservative, to prevent it from becoming rancid.

RECRD: 31258 id: 41557