Celastraceae Celastrus scandens L.

American Bittersweet

Menominee - Food, Starvation Food

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1923, Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174, page 63

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Scientific name: Celastrus scandens L.
USDA symbol: CESC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Bittersweet
Family: Celastraceae
Family (APG): Celastraceae
Native American Tribe: Menominee
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Starvation Food
Notes: Palatable inner bark would sustain life when food was hard to get.

RECRD: 1102 id: 8761