Lauraceae Umbellularia californica (Hook. & Arn.) Nutt.

California Laurel

Pomo, Kashaya - Other, Protection

Use documented by:
Goodrich, Jennie and Claudia Lawson, 1980, Kashaya Pomo Plants, Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles, page 90

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Scientific name: Umbellularia californica (Hook. & Arn.) Nutt.
USDA symbol: UMCAC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: California Laurel
Family: Lauraceae
Family (APG): Lauraceae
Native American Tribe: Pomo, Kashaya
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Small, leafy branches hung in homes for protection against any harm that might come into the homes.

RECRD: 956 id: 41662