Asteraceae Cirsium edule Nutt.
Thompson - Food, Unspecified
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: Unspecified
Notes: Fresh roots eaten cooked. 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: 32551 id: 9950