Species Detail

Psoralea esculenta Pursh. unconfirmed
Indian turnip


Scientific Name:  
Psoralea esculenta Pursh. unconfirmed
Common Name:  
Indian turnip
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Undetermined
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Psoralea esculenta Pursh. unconfirmed
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Blair, E 1911 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
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   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 –