Poaceae Bromus tectorum L.


Cahuilla - Food, Starvation Food

Use documented by:
Bean, Lowell John and Katherine Siva Saubel, 1972, Temalpakh (From the Earth); Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants, Banning, CA. Malki Museum Press, page 48

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Scientific name: Bromus tectorum L.
USDA symbol: BRTE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Cheatgrass
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Cahuilla
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Starvation Food
Notes: Seeds, a famine food, cooked into a gruel during food shortages.

RECRD: 11308 id: 7594