Asteraceae Liatris scariosa var. scariosa

Devil's Bite

Omaha - Drug, Veterinary Aid

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 133134

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Scientific name: Liatris scariosa var. scariosa
USDA symbol: LISCS3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Devil's Bite
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Omaha
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Veterinary Aid
Notes: Chewed corm blown into nostrils of horses to strengthen them and help them.

RECRD: 88668 id: 20156