Asteraceae Balsamorhiza sagittata (Pursh) Nutt.
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 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 (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Cooked roots hung on strings, dried and then stored on the strings or in baskets. 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: 32534 id: 6941