Asteraceae Ratibida tagetes (James) Barnh.

Green Prairie Coneflower

Keres, Western - Drug, Hunting Medicine

Use documented by:
Swank, George R., 1932, The Ethnobotany of the Acoma and Laguna Indians, University of New Mexico, M.A. Thesis, page 65

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Scientific name: Ratibida tagetes (James) Barnh.
USDA symbol: RATA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Green Prairie Coneflower
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Keres, Western
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Hunting Medicine
Notes: Roots carried while deer hunting to prevent craziness. Chewing the root prevented craziness which occurred if a wounded deer blew his breath into one's face.

RECRD: 30430 id: 32753