Indian Pipestem (Fritters Buckwheat)

Description: The bright yellow flowers at first can make this plant appear to be wild mustard, but its (often) wide, hollow stems make it easily discernable.
Food: The flowers may be collected, dried, & crushed into a flour & then mixed into a batter. Raw flowers may then be rolled in the batter & cooked as a fritter or as an ashcake.
Traditional Medicine: The hollow stem may be used to smoke medicinal herbs through.
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Bibliography: wilderness survival instructor, Cherokee medicine man, & ethnobotany teacher Richard Lonewolf

Database Entry: Distance Everheart 5-14-13, 7-31-2013

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