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Empetrum nigrum.

Botanical name:

Empetrum nigrum Linn. Empestraceae. Crakeberry. Crowberry. Monox.

Arctic and subarctic climates. The berries are eaten by the Scotch and Russian peasantry. The fruits are black, about the size of juniper berries, of a firm, fleshy substance and are insipid in taste. They are consumed in a ripe or dry state by the Indians of the Northwest, are eaten by the Tuski of Alaska and are gathered in autumn by the western Eskimo and frozen, for winter food.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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