Plantaginaceae Plantago virginica L.

Virginia Plantain

Kiowa - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A. and Richard Evans Schultes, 1939, The Economic Botany of the Kiowa Indians, Cambridge MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 51

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Scientific name: Plantago virginica L.
USDA symbol: PLVI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Virginia Plantain
Family: Plantaginaceae
Family (APG): Plantaginaceae
Native American Tribe: Kiowa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Used to make garlands or wreaths worn by old men around their heads for dances as symbol of health.

RECRD: 10908 id: 28531