Liliaceae Camassia leichtlinii (Baker) S. Wats.

Large Camas

Nitinaht - Food, Dried 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 83

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Scientific name: Camassia leichtlinii (Baker) S. Wats.
USDA symbol: CALEL6 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Large Camas
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Nitinaht
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Bulbs steam cooked, flattened and dried for future food use.

RECRD: 47202 id: 7836