Rosaceae Rosa woodsii Lindl.
Okanagan-Colville - Other, Ceremonial Items
Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy, 1980, Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 131
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Scientific name: Rosa woodsii Lindl.
USDA symbol: ROWOW (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Woods' Rose
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Okanagan-Colville
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Branches used by an Indian doctor to sweep out the grave before the corpse was lowered into it. The grave was swept prevent someone else's spirit from being buried with the dead person.
RECRD: 12925 id: 34211