Zosteraceae Zostera marina L.


Saanich - Food, Spice

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1971, The Ethnobotany of the Coast Salish Indians of Vancouver Island, I and II, Economic Botany 25(1):63-104, 335-339, page 77

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Scientific name: Zostera marina L.
USDA symbol: ZOMA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Seawrack
Family: Zosteraceae
Family (APG): Zosteraceae
Native American Tribe: Saanich
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Spice
Notes: Fleshy roots and leaf bases used to flavor seal, porpoise and deer meat.

RECRD: 47491 id: 44691