Boraginaceae Lithospermum incisum Lehm.

Narrowleaf Gromwell

Zuni - Other, Weapon

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 93

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Scientific name: Lithospermum incisum Lehm.
USDA symbol: LIIN2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Narrowleaf Gromwell
Family: Boraginaceae
Family (APG): Boraginaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Weapon
Notes: Leaves bound to arrow shafts, close to the point, obscured by sinew wrapping and used in wartime. The leaves were said to be so deadly poisonous that they would cause the immediate death of anyone pierced by them.

RECRD: 32982 id: 20602