Liliaceae Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link

Starry False Solomon's Seal

Kawaiisu - Other, Hunting & Fishing Item

Use documented by:
Zigmond, Maurice L., 1981, Kawaiisu Ethnobotany, Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press, page 64

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Scientific name: Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link
USDA symbol: MAST4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Starry False Solomon's Seal
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Kawaiisu
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Hunting & Fishing Item
Notes: Mashed roots used as a fish stupefier. When put in a stream it stunned the fish, which floated on the water. They were caught in the basket winnower and thrown to the bank.

RECRD: 4466 id: 22153