Lycoperdaceae Lycoperdon sp.


Blackfoot - Other, Designs

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 38

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Scientific name: Lycoperdon sp.
Common names: Puffball
Family: Lycoperdaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Designs
Notes: Small, painted circles at the base of the tipi represented puffballs to insure fire to those within.

RECRD: 3604 id: 21481