Liliaceae Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene

Small Camas

Montana Indian - Food, Bread & Cake

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 14

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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: Montana Indian
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Bread & Cake
Notes: Oven baked bulbs squeezed into little cakes or pulverized, formed into round loaves and stored.

RECRD: 45183 id: 7868