Solanaceae Datura wrightii Regel

Sacred Thornapple

Luiseno - Drug, Ceremonial Medicine

Use documented by:
Sparkman, Philip S., 1908, The Culture of the Luiseno Indians, University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 8(4):187-234, page 229

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Scientific name: Datura wrightii Regel
USDA symbol: DAWR2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sacred Thornapple
Family: Solanaceae
Family (APG): Solanaceae
Native American Tribe: Luiseno
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Medicine
Notes: Root juice used in boys' puberty ceremony to induce stupefaction.

RECRD: 84956 id: 12191