Anacardiaceae Rhus aromatica Ait.

Fragrant Sumac

Modesse - Other, Tools

Use documented by:
Merriam, C. Hart, 1966, Ethnographic Notes on California Indian Tribes, University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley, page 223

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Scientific name: Rhus aromatica Ait.
USDA symbol: RHARA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Fragrant Sumac
Family: Anacardiaceae
Family (APG): Anacardiaceae
Native American Tribe: Modesse
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Tools
Notes: Wood made into the large plug used to keep the pierced ear lobe open on young girls.

RECRD: 6645 id: 32875