Asteraceae Ambrosia chamissonis (Less.) Greene

Silver Burr Ragweed

Hesquiat - Other, Toys & Games

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat, 1982, Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 62

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Scientific name: Ambrosia chamissonis (Less.) Greene
USDA symbol: AMCH4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Silver Burr Ragweed
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Hesquiat
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Toys & Games
Notes: Children played with stems that exuded a blood-colored juice; looked like they had been injured.

RECRD: 624 id: 2864