Liliaceae Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene

Small Camas

Blackfoot - Food, Special Food

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 101

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Scientific name: Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene
USDA symbol: CAQUQ (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Small Camas
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Special Food
Notes: Bulbs boiled and given in soup on special events.

RECRD: 3972 id: 7848