Rhamnaceae Frangula purshiana (DC.) Cooper

Pursh's Buckthorn

West Coast Indian - Drug, Poison

Use documented by:
Reagan, Albert, 1934, Various Uses of Plants by West Coast Indians, Washington Historical Quarterly 25:133-37, page 133

View all documented uses for Frangula purshiana (DC.) Cooper

Scientific name: Frangula purshiana (DC.) Cooper
USDA symbol: FRPU7 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pursh's Buckthorn
Family: Rhamnaceae
Family (APG): Rhamnaceae
Native American Tribe: West Coast Indian
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Poison
Notes: Infusion of root bark or bark taken in large doses caused death.

RECRD: 60291 id: 15141