Onagraceae Gaura mollis James


Isleta - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Jones, Volney H., 1931, The Ethnobotany of the Isleta Indians, University of New Mexico, M.A. Thesis, page 30

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Scientific name: Gaura mollis James
USDA symbol: GAMO5 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Velvetweed
Family: Onagraceae
Family (APG): Onagraceae
Native American Tribe: Isleta
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Fresh, soft leaves worn as a headband for their cooling effect in hot weather.

RECRD: 30635 id: 15711