Poaceae Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata


Navajo, Ramah - Other, Toys & Games

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 17

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Scientific name: Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata
USDA symbol: HECOC8 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Needleandthread
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Toys & Games
Notes: Sharp pointed fruits with long awns used as play arrows by adults and children.

RECRD: 10391 id: 16970