Pinaceae Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.

Subalpine Fir

Thompson - Other, Incense & Fragrance

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 97

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Scientific name: Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.
USDA symbol: ABLAL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Subalpine Fir
Family: Pinaceae
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Incense & Fragrance
Notes: Boiled boughs mixed with decoctions of other plants and deer grease and used to perfume the hair. The boiled boughs were mixed with decoctions of leaves from a broad leafed plant from the Okanagan, sweet grass from the Thompson River and deer grease and then used to perfume the hair.

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