Linaceae Linum lewisii Pursh

Prairie Flax

Thompson - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Steedman, E.V., 1928, The Ethnobotany of the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, SI-BAE Annual Report #45:441-522, page 504

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Scientific name: Linum lewisii Pursh
USDA symbol: LIPE2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Prairie Flax
Family: Linaceae
Family (APG): Linaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Flowers, leaves and stems soaked in cold water and used by girls at puberty as a head and face wash.

RECRD: 41813 id: 20434