Chenopodiaceae Chenopodium album L.
Navajo, Ramah - Food, Special Food
Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 24
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Scientific name: Chenopodium album L.
USDA symbol: CHALA (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Lambsquarters
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Special Food
Notes: Seeds winnowed, ground with maize, made into bread and used as a ceremonial food in Nightway.
RECRD: 10466 id: 9414