Araliaceae Oplopanax horridus Miq.


Hesquiat - Other, Hunting & Fishing Item

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat, 1982, Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 61

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Scientific name: Oplopanax horridus Miq.
USDA symbol: OPHO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Devilsclub
Family: Araliaceae
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Hesquiat
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Hunting & Fishing Item
Notes: Spiny stems used as spears for catching octopus and carved into fishing lures. Because the wood is light, it spins around when pulled through the water and helps to attract fish.

RECRD: 615 id: 24481