Liliaceae Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene

Small Camas

Nitinaht - Food, Vegetable

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 quamash (Pursh) Greene
USDA symbol: CAQUQ (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Small Camas
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Nitinaht
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Vegetable
Notes: Bulbs formerly steam cooked, dipped in whale or seal oil and eaten as vegetables.

RECRD: 47197 id: 7874