Polygonaceae Eriogonum compositum Dougl. ex Benth.

Arrowleaf Buckwheat

Okanagan-Colville - Other, Toys & Games

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy, 1980, Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 112

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Scientific name: Eriogonum compositum Dougl. ex Benth.
USDA symbol: ERCOC8 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Arrowleaf Buckwheat
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Okanagan-Colville
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Toys & Games
Notes: Stems used by children to play a game. Children played a game with the stems of these plants. They broke off the main stem, leaving one side branch attached to make a 'hook.' Each child took one of these. They hooked them together and pulled. The first one to break his or her stick lost the game.

RECRD: 12743 id: 13984