Zosteraceae Phyllospadix torreyi S. Wats.

Torrey's Surfgrass

Kwakiutl - Drug, Strengthener

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1973, The Ethnobotany of the Southern Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia, Economic Botany 27:257-310, page 274

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Scientific name: Phyllospadix torreyi S. Wats.
USDA symbol: PHTO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Torrey's Surfgrass
Family: Zosteraceae
Family (APG): Zosteraceae
Native American Tribe: Kwakiutl
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Strengthener
Notes: Leaves placed in the bottom of child's cradle to make him grow strong.

RECRD: 91195 id: 26656