Eskimo potatoes??

bob at bob at
Sun Jun 1 20:15:01 EST 1997

Kathy Bilton <kathyBILTON at> wrote:
> This evening a story on the ABC program Dateline about the fellow who
> died in the Alaskan wilderness back in '95 mentioned the plant
> "Eskimo potatoes."  Apparently its seeds are poisonous.  He had been 
> eating them which contributed to his weakened condition and eventual
> death.

> Anyway, does anyone know what this plant is?  It looked like it might
> have been a legume.

My best guess is Apios americana

Bob Batson                              L 39 12 14 N  94 33 16 W
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