Nyctaginaceae Abronia elliptica A. Nels.

Fragrant White Sand Verbena

Hopi - Drug, Sedative

Use documented by:
Whiting, Alfred F., 1939, Ethnobotany of the Hopi, Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin #15, page 36, 75

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Scientific name: Abronia elliptica A. Nels.
USDA symbol: ABEL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Fragrant White Sand Verbena
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Family (APG): Nyctaginaceae
Native American Tribe: Hopi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Sedative
Notes: Plant placed on child's head to induce sleep.

RECRD: 80119 id: 347