Accession Number:

AD0293172

Title:

EDIBLE PLANT FIELD WORK FOR SUMMER OF 1954

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ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

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Report Date:

1956-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A study of wild edible plants in Alaska to determine the potential value to aircrew survivors is presented. This work was begun in 1951 with the compilation of an illustrated and annotated list of some 100 edible and poisonous plants of Alaska. The results of the field work conducted under his direction in the summer of 1954 are described. The area covered was confined to the interior of Alaska with particular emphasis on the highlands and active flood plains. Although the data presented here probably typify a good cross-section of the interior, local differences in climate, topography, and geology have undoubtedly brought about many irregularities in the distribution of the four major vegetation types and of particular species within these types. The records of the occurrence of edible and poisonous species should not be taken as implying usable quantities nor availability at all seasons. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE