Ranunculaceae Thalictrum dasycarpum Fisch. & Av‚-Lall.

Purple Meadowrue

Dakota - Other, Incense & Fragrance

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1913, Some Native Nebraska Plants With Their Uses by the Dakota, Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society 17:358-70, page 360

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Scientific name: Thalictrum dasycarpum Fisch. & Av‚-Lall.
USDA symbol: THDA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Purple Meadowrue
Family: Ranunculaceae
Family (APG): Ranunculaceae
Native American Tribe: Dakota
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Incense & Fragrance
Notes: Mature fruits stored in bags for their agreeable odor and rubbed or scattered on clothing. The tops were broken off the mature fruits and stored in bags for their agreeable odor being rubbed and scattered on clothing at any time when the effect was desired. Although the smell was not considered to be very fragrant by Europeans, the Indians treasured it because of its suggestion of the fresh outdoors.

RECRD: 31020 id: 39689