Longhouse - Cooking Area

tl'asip (Licorice Fern)

Ranging in height from 20 to 30 centimetres, licorice ferns are typically found around moist rocks, maple trunks, or on moss. The roots of the licorice fern are quite sweet, and ready for collection in May. The root is said to have a similar taste to licorice, as the name suggests. It was not typical to rely on licorice fern as a nutritious food source, since it was used most often as a treatment for colds, or was chewed for its flavour but not consumed.

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