Species Detail

Psoralea esculenta Pursh. unconfirmed
Indian turnip


Scientific Name:  
Psoralea esculenta Pursh. unconfirmed
Common Name:  
Indian turnip
Myaamia Name:  
No Myaamia Name
Uses:  
Undetermined
Harvest Seasons:  
Unkn
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Psoralea esculenta Pursh. unconfirmed
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  tubers boiled in water by a slow fire; and then eaten. :"That country [lands around Lake Michigan] also produces potatoes; some are as large as an egg; others have the size of ones fist; or a little more. They boil these in water by a slow fire during twenty-four hours; when they are thoroughly cooked; you will find in them an excellent flavor; much resembling that of prunes"
Botanical Sources  
Psoralea esculenta Pursh. unconfirmed
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Psoralidium Psoralea tenuiflorum Rydb. occurs in dry prairies in eastern Miami lands. Psoralidium lanceolatum Rydb. occurs on dry; sandy soil in western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Psoralea esculenta Pursh. unconfirmed
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   mentioned possibly utilized by Sioux –