Asteraceae Solidago sp.


Omaha - Other, Season Indicator

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 133

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Scientific name: Solidago sp.
Common names: Goldenrod
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Omaha
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Season Indicator
Notes: Blooms used as an indicator of corn ripening. The goldenrod served the Omaha as a mark or sign in their floral calendar. When they were on the summer buffalo hunt, the sight of the goldenrod indicated to them that their corn was beginning to ripen at home.

RECRD: 31811 id: 38474