Berberidaceae Mahonia repens (Lindl.) G. Don


Hopi - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Colton, Harold S., 1974, Hopi History And Ethnobotany, IN D. A. Horr (ed.) Hopi Indians. Garland: New York., page 294

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Scientific name: Mahonia repens (Lindl.) G. Don
USDA symbol: MARE11 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Oregongrape
Family: Berberidaceae
Family (APG): Berberidaceae
Native American Tribe: Hopi
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Yellow root and leaves used for ceremonial purposes in the Home Dance. The yellow root is the most important part. The leaf is sometimes used to represent a mountain lion's paw.

RECRD: 21328 id: 21974