Onagraceae Gaura mollis James


Navajo - Other, Protection

Use documented by:
Elmore, Francis H., 1944, Ethnobotany of the Navajo, Sante Fe, NM. School of American Research, page 66

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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: Navajo
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Plant used to keep the dancers from burning themselves during the Fire Dance at the Mountain Chant.

RECRD: 2983 id: 15716