Araliaceae Aralia racemosa L.

American Spikenard

Potawatomi - Food, Soup

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 96

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Scientific name: Aralia racemosa L.
USDA symbol: ARRAR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Spikenard
Family: Araliaceae
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Soup
Notes: Young tips were relished in soups. Soup was a favorite aboriginal dish and still is among the Indians. Being expandable, it fits in well with the well-known Indian hospitality. After a meal is started, several more guests may arrive and they are always welcome.

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