Asteraceae Cirsium edule Nutt.
Thompson - Food, Dried Food
Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 178
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Scientific name: Cirsium edule Nutt.
USDA symbol: CIED (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Edible Thistle
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Roots dried and stored for future use. The roots were pit cooked after which they usually turned dark brown. One or two bags of dried roots were stored each year by a family and were said to be 'full of vitamins.' One informant said that the roots caused 'gas' if too many were eaten.
RECRD: 32940 id: 9948