Berberidaceae Achlys triphylla (Sm.) DC.

Sweet After Death

Saanich - Other, Insecticide

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1971, The Ethnobotany of the Coast Salish Indians of Vancouver Island, I and II, Economic Botany 25(1):63-104, 335-339, page 79

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Scientific name: Achlys triphylla (Sm.) DC.
USDA symbol: ACTR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sweet After Death
Family: Berberidaceae
Family (APG): Berberidaceae
Native American Tribe: Saanich
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Insecticide
Notes: Leaves dried and hung in houses to keep flies and mosquitos away.

RECRD: 47510 id: 1107