Equisetaceae Equisetum sp.

Mare's Tail

Winnebago - Other, Toys & Games

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 63

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Scientific name: Equisetum sp.
Common names: Mare's Tail
Family: Equisetaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Winnebago
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Toys & Games
Notes: Stems used by children to make whistles. The elders warned children not to use the stems as whistles as they might cause the appearance of snakes.

RECRD: 31087 id: 13501