Portulacaceae Lewisia pygmaea (Gray) B.L. Robins.

Pigmy Bitterroot

Thompson - Drug, Psychological Aid

Use documented by:
Steedman, E.V., 1928, The Ethnobotany of the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, SI-BAE Annual Report #45:441-522, page 479

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Scientific name: Lewisia pygmaea (Gray) B.L. Robins.
USDA symbol: LEPY2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pigmy Bitterroot
Family: Portulacaceae
Family (APG): Portulacaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Psychological Aid
Notes: Some believed that eating the roots caused insanity.

RECRD: 88652 id: 20014