Friday’s Seed – Lomatium nudicaule


Lomatium nudicaule – Indian celery, Indian consumption plant, Barestem biscuitroot
Fam. Apiaceae


Lomatium nudicaule seeds (1 mm grid)

Lomatium nudicaule is a symbolic, valuable species for the Native People of British Columbia; the whole plant is edible and the seeds were chewed in case of colds, sore throats, tuberculosis.

From The Beliefs of the WSANEC People:
“That the KEXMIN, Indian consumption plant, is a good medicine used to clean and open the way for the pure spirits to come near”.