Asteraceae Helianthus annuus L.

Common Sunflower

Gros Ventre - Drug, Stimulant

Use documented by:
Blankinship, J. W., 1905, Native Economic Plants of Montana, Bozeman. Montana Agricultural College Experimental Station, Bulletin 56, page 12, 13

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Scientific name: Helianthus annuus L.
USDA symbol: HEAN3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Sunflower
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Gros Ventre
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Stimulant
Notes: Dried, powdered seeds mixed into cakes and taken on war party to combat fatigue.

RECRD: 87211 id: 16568