Chenopodiaceae Chenopodium incanum (S. Wats.) Heller

Mealy Goosefoot

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 25

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Scientific name: Chenopodium incanum (S. Wats.) Heller
USDA symbol: CHINI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mealy Goosefoot
Family: Chenopodiaceae
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: 10470 id: 9514