Liliaceae Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene

Small Camas

Blackfoot - Food, Winter Use Food

Use documented by:
Johnston, Alex, 1987, Plants and the Blackfoot, Lethbridge, Alberta. Lethbridge Historical Society, page 24

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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: Winter Use Food
Notes: Roots kept dry and preserved for future use.

RECRD: 60581 id: 7851