Fabaceae Glycyrrhiza lepidota Pursh

American Licorice

Blackfoot - Other, Weapon

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 113

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Scientific name: Glycyrrhiza lepidota Pursh
USDA symbol: GLLE3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Licorice
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Weapon
Notes: Burs believed to be shot by ghosts inflicting disease in their victims.

RECRD: 4065 id: 16037