Poaceae Hesperostipa spartea (Trin.) Barkworth


Omaha - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 66

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Scientific name: Hesperostipa spartea (Trin.) Barkworth
USDA symbol: HESP11 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Porcupinegrass
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Omaha
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Stiff awns firmly bound into a bundle and the pointed grains burned off to make a ceremonial brush.

RECRD: 31101 id: 16976