Celastraceae Celastrus scandens L.

American Bittersweet

Potawatomi - Food, Starvation Food

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 97

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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: Potawatomi
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Starvation Food
Notes: Inner bark cooked in times of food scarcity, not highly commended as a food but valued.

RECRD: 280 id: 8768