Aceraceae Acer macrophyllum Pursh

Bigleaf Maple

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: Acer macrophyllum Pursh
USDA symbol: ACMA3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bigleaf Maple
Family: Aceraceae
Family (APG): Sapindaceae
Native American Tribe: Saanich
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Spice
Notes: Leaves used in steaming pits to flavor deer, seal or porpoise meat.

RECRD: 47497 id: 512