Araliaceae Oplopanax horridus Miq.
Nitinaht - Other, Ceremonial Items
Use documented by:
Gill, Steven J., 1983, Ethnobotany of the Makah and Ozette People, Olympic Peninsula, Washington (USA), Washington State University, Ph.D. Thesis, page 289
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Scientific name: Oplopanax horridus Miq.
USDA symbol: OPHO (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Devilsclub
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Nitinaht
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Plant burned to make charcoal used as a protective face paint for ceremonial dancers. A person wearing this kind of paint would have so much power you could not look them in the eye.
RECRD: 6284 id: 24507