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Oryzopsis asperifolia, Oryzopsis cuspidata.

Oryzopsis asperifolia Michx. Gramineae. Mountain Rice.

North America. The grain is large and affords a fine and abundant farina, deserving the attention of agriculturists.

Oryzopsis cuspidata Benth.

Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. This grass produces a small, black, nutritious seed, which is ground into flour and made into bread by the Zuni Indians, who, when their crops fail, become wandering hunters after these seeds.


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



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