Ericaceae Vaccinium ovalifolium Sm.
Thompson - Food, Dried Food
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 217
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Scientific name: Vaccinium ovalifolium Sm.
USDA symbol: VAOV (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Ovalleaf Blueberry
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Berries soaked, mashed and dried for winter use. The berries were soaked, mashed and then placed on drying racks with a small fire lit beneath them to keep away the flies.
RECRD: 33015 id: 42209