Equisetaceae Equisetum sp.

Mare's Tail

Thompson - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Steedman, E.V., 1928, The Ethnobotany of the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, SI-BAE Annual Report #45:441-522, page 510

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Scientific name: Equisetum sp.
Common names: Mare's Tail
Family: Equisetaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Stem used to hold lice found in girls' hair and thrown in a stream during puberty ceremonies.

RECRD: 41821 id: 13498