Poaceae Hierochloe odorata (L.) Beauv.


Cheyenne - Other, Paint

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeffrey A., 1981, The Ethnobotany of the Northern Cheyenne Indians of Montana, Journal of Ethnopharmacology 4:1-55, page 9

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Scientific name: Hierochloe odorata (L.) Beauv.
USDA symbol: HIALA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Vanillagrass
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Cheyenne
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Paint
Notes: Used to paint pipes in the Sun Dance and the Sacred Arrow ceremonies.

RECRD: 44667 id: 17224