Asteraceae Sonchus arvensis L.

Field Sowthistle

Potawatomi - Other, Hunting & Fishing Item

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 117

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Scientific name: Sonchus arvensis L.
USDA symbol: SOARA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Field Sowthistle
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Hunting & Fishing Item
Notes: Hunters sucked the milk from branches to imitate the sound of a fawn nursing, to draw the doe near.

RECRD: 364 id: 38498