Wildflowers - Breadroot Scurfpea

Breadroot Scurfpea, Indian Breadroot, Indian turnip, Prairie Turnip, Prairie Potato - Psoralea esculenta, Pediomelum esculentum
Breadroot Scurfpea, Indian Breadroot, Indian Turnip, Prairie Turnip, Prairie Potato - Psoralea esculenta, Pediomelum esculentum

NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz

 
Breadroot Scurfpea was the most important vegetable in the diets of Northern Plains tribes. The Dakota and Lakota called it "tipsin."

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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