Specimen, ethnobotanical; seeds, unspecified, plant “like 1-4023, from plains”. The main component of the specimen consists of seeds of Lepidium nitidum Nutt., shining pepperweed, Brassicaceae. Other items found and placed in gelatin capsules: 1 nutlet of Amsinckia sp., fiddleneck, Boraginaceae. 1 nutlet of Plagiobothrys [possibly Plagiobothrys nothofulvus (A. Gray) A. Gray, rusty popcornflower], Boraginaceae
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Picayune rancheria, Madera County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
from the Chukchansi at Picyuna (Katanin) 5 m from coarse Gold, Madera county.
Culture or time period:
Alfred L. Kroeber
January 8-17, 1904
Amsinckia, Lepidium nitidum, and Plagiobothrys
Context of use:
Used as food.
Native California (archaeology and ethnology)
Native name: "Toilelak". Remarks: Plant like #4023. From plains.
S1987-1988 #41: University of North Carolina/Geirge R. Holcomb (March 29, 1988–July 6, 1990) and S2009-2010 #8: Seed Lab, Plant Pest Diagnostics Center (CA Dept. of Food and Agriculture)/Deborah Meyer (February 12, 2010–July 30, 2010)