Blechnaceae Blechnum spicant (L.) Sm.

Deer Fern

Nitinaht - Food, Starvation Food

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., John Thomas, Barry F. Carlson and Robert T. Ogilvie, 1983, Ethnobotany of the Nitinaht Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 63

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Scientific name: Blechnum spicant (L.) Sm.
USDA symbol: BLSP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Deer Fern
Family: Blechnaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Nitinaht
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Starvation Food
Notes: Fronds eaten to relieve hunger when lost in the bushes.

RECRD: 47106 id: 7376