Apiaceae Osmorhiza longistylis (Torr.) DC.

Longstyle Sweetroot

Omaha - Food, Fodder

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 107

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Scientific name: Osmorhiza longistylis (Torr.) DC.
USDA symbol: OSLO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Longstyle Sweetroot
Family: Apiaceae
Family (APG): Apiaceae
Native American Tribe: Omaha
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Fodder
Notes: Root used to attract horses and catch them. The horses were very fond of the root and would come running if people whistled for them holding the roots in their hands and then could easily be caught.

RECRD: 31586 id: 24980