Scrophulariaceae Penstemon barbatus ssp. torreyi (Benth.) Keck

Torrey's Penstemon

Zuni - Drug, Hunting Medicine

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 95

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Scientific name: Penstemon barbatus ssp. torreyi (Benth.) Keck
USDA symbol: PEBAT (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Torrey's Penstemon
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Hunting Medicine
Notes: Chewed root rubbed over the rabbit stick to insure success in the hunt. A rabbit stick which was treated in this manner was sure to kill any rabbit that it was aimed at, provided the thrower had a good heart.

RECRD: 32987 id: 25835