Liliaceae Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene

Small Camas

Paiute - Food, Winter Use Food

Use documented by:
Mahar, James Michael., 1953, Ethnobotany of the Oregon Paiutes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Reed College, B.A. Thesis, page 56

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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: Paiute
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Winter Use Food
Notes: Bulbs prepared, preserved in numerous ways and stored for winter use.

RECRD: 1398 id: 7882