Hamamelidaceae Hamamelis virginiana L.

American Witchhazel

Mohegan - Other, Water Indicator

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 87

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Scientific name: Hamamelis virginiana L.
USDA symbol: HAVI4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Witchhazel
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Family (APG): Hamamelidaceae
Native American Tribe: Mohegan
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Water Indicator
Notes: Crotched sticks used to locate underground water or buried treasure.

RECRD: 42954 id: 16444