Asteraceae Balsamorhiza sagittata (Pursh) Nutt.

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Thompson - Food, Dessert

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 175

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Scientific name: Balsamorhiza sagittata (Pursh) Nutt.
USDA symbol: BASA3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dessert
Notes: Dried roots cooked and eaten as a 'sort of dessert' after meals. The dried roots were reconstituted by soaking in water overnight. After they were cooked, the roots tasted sweet and were eaten as a 'sort of dessert' after a meal of dried fish or some other food as a main course.

RECRD: 32535 id: 6940