Ranunculaceae Caltha palustris var. palustris

Yellow Marshmarigold

Eskimo, Alaska - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Ager, Thomas A. and Lynn Price Ager, 1980, Ethnobotany of The Eskimos of Nelson Island, Alaska, Arctic Anthropology 27:26-48, page 35

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Scientific name: Caltha palustris var. palustris
USDA symbol: CAPAP6 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Yellow Marshmarigold
Family: Ranunculaceae
Family (APG): Ranunculaceae
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Alaska
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Leaves and stalks boiled and eaten with seal oil. The leaves and stalks were collected before the plants flowered because after flowering commenced, the plant was apparently inedible. But, boiling the plant broke down the poisonous protoanemonin that it contained, rendering it edible.

RECRD: 32786 id: 7806