Iridaceae Iris missouriensis Nutt.

Rocky Mountain Iris

Klamath - Drug, Emetic

Use documented by:
Coville, Frederick V., 1897, Notes On The Plants Used By The Klamath Indians Of Oregon., Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium 5(2):87-110, page 93

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Scientific name: Iris missouriensis Nutt.
USDA symbol: IRMI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Rocky Mountain Iris
Family: Iridaceae
Family (APG): Iridaceae
Native American Tribe: Klamath
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Emetic
Notes: Dried rootstocks used by medicine men as smoking material to cause nausea. Dried rootstocks are sometimes used by medicine men as a smoking material, mixed with poison camas and a little tobacco, to give a person a severe nausea, in order to secure a heavy fee for making him well again.

RECRD: 20393 id: 18027