Scrophulariaceae Penstemon virgatus Gray

Upright Blue Beardtongue

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Panacea

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 45

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Scientific name: Penstemon virgatus Gray
USDA symbol: PEVI4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Upright Blue Beardtongue
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Panacea
Notes: Whole plant or root used as 'life medicine.'

RECRD: 91028 id: 25951