Asteraceae Cirsium hookerianum Nutt.

White Thistle

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 hookerianum Nutt.
USDA symbol: CIHO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: White Thistle
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Dried roots rehydrated, scraped, chopped and cooked in stews. 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: 32553 id: 9953