Atriplex powellii

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Atriplex powellii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Genus: Atriplex
Species: A. powellii
Binomial name
Atriplex powellii
S. Watson [1]

Atriplex powellii (common name Powell's saltweed), is a plant found in the United States and Canada.

Uses[edit]

Among the Zuni people, the seeds were eaten raw before the presence of corn and afterwards. They are also ground with corn meal and made into a mush.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ATPO2
  2. ^ tevenson, Matilda Coxe 1915 Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 (p.66)
  3. ^ Castetter, Edward F. 1935 Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest I. Uncultivated Native Plants Used as Sources of Food. University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(1):1-44 (p. 22)