Campanulaceae Lobelia cardinalis L.


Meskwaki - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 273

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Scientific name: Lobelia cardinalis L.
USDA symbol: LOCA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Cardinalflower
Family: Campanulaceae
Family (APG): Campanulaceae
Native American Tribe: Meskwaki
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Ceremonial 'tobacco' not smoked, but used to ward off storms and strewn onto graves.

RECRD: 1327 id: 20663