Equisetaceae Equisetum arvense L.

Field Horsetail

Chippewa - Other, Malicious Charm

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 122

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Scientific name: Equisetum arvense L.
USDA symbol: EQAR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Field Horsetail
Family: Equisetaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Malicious Charm
Notes: Plant pieces carried in men's pockets to prevent their rivals from having good luck.

RECRD: 31913 id: 13297