Smilacaceae Smilax rotundifolia L.

Roundleaf Greenbrier

Kiowa - Other, Protection

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A. and Richard Evans Schultes, 1939, The Economic Botany of the Kiowa Indians, Cambridge MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 18

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Scientific name: Smilax rotundifolia L.
USDA symbol: SMRO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Roundleaf Greenbrier
Family: Smilacaceae
Family (APG): Smilacaceae
Native American Tribe: Kiowa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Plant used to block the path of pursuers because of its sharp thorns and its scandent nature.

RECRD: 10777 id: 38232