Lycopodiaceae Lycopodium clavatum L.
Thompson - Other, Decorations
Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 87
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Scientific name: Lycopodium clavatum L.
USDA symbol: LYCL (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Running Clubmoss
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Decorations
Notes: Plant used as a Christmas decoration. One informant used it as a Christmas decoration, but was told not to use it by her chief, as it was considered to bring bad luck. He said, 'that's for the devil.'
RECRD: 32057 id: 21498