Elaeagnaceae Shepherdia rotundifolia Parry

Roundleaf Buffaloberry

Havasupai - Drug, Poison

Use documented by:
Weber, Steven A. and P. David Seaman, 1985, Havasupai Habitat: A. F. Whiting's Ethnography of a Traditional Indian Culture, Tucson. The University of Arizona Press, page 234

View all documented uses for Shepherdia rotundifolia Parry

Scientific name: Shepherdia rotundifolia Parry
USDA symbol: SHRO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Roundleaf Buffaloberry
Family: Elaeagnaceae
Family (APG): Elaeagnaceae
Native American Tribe: Havasupai
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Poison
Notes: Dust from the underside of the leaves said to make the eyes sore and to cause blindness.

RECRD: 7326 id: 37933