Valerianaceae Valeriana uliginosa (Torr. & Gray) Rydb.

Mountain Valerian

Menominee - Other, Good Luck Charm

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1923, Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174, page 57

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Scientific name: Valeriana uliginosa (Torr. & Gray) Rydb.
USDA symbol: VAUL2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mountain Valerian
Family: Valerianaceae
Family (APG): Caprifoliaceae
Native American Tribe: Menominee
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Good Luck Charm
Notes: Root held in mouth while arguing to keep opponent from winning argument.

RECRD: 96828 id: 42570