Chenopodiaceae Atriplex rosea L.

Tumbling Saltweed

Navajo, Ramah - Food, Porridge

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 24

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Scientific name: Atriplex rosea L.
USDA symbol: ATRO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Tumbling Saltweed
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Porridge
Notes: Seeds of dried plants threshed on a blanket, winnowed, ground & made into a mush or used like maize.

RECRD: 10462 id: 6717