National Geographic : 1953 May
© National Geographic Society 592 4 Airmen Marooned on an Aleutian Island Sample Seabeach Sandwort and Find It Edible + In summer the Far North provides valuable plant foods for men trained to recognize them. Sweet and edible salmonberries (top left) grow abundantly on the tundra. Succulent seabeach sandwort (right) makes an antiscurvy salad. Bottom panel: Leaves of the arctic dock (left) may be eaten raw or boiled; Eskimos like the root, too. Petrusky (right) is favored by Aleuts, who use its pithy stem, dry and pulverized, to season winter food.