Cupressaceae Juniperus occidentalis Hook.

Western Juniper

Paiute - Other, Lighting

Use documented by:
Mahar, James Michael., 1953, Ethnobotany of the Oregon Paiutes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Reed College, B.A. Thesis, page 47

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Scientific name: Juniperus occidentalis Hook.
USDA symbol: JUOCO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Western Juniper
Family: Cupressaceae
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Paiute
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Lighting
Notes: Bark wound around a stick & used as a torch to provide light and carry a fire to a new campsite.

RECRD: 1383 id: 18818