Liliaceae Veratrum californicum Dur.

California False Hellebore

Karok - Other, Decorations

Use documented by:
Schenck, Sara M. and E. W. Gifford, 1952, Karok Ethnobotany, Anthropological Records 13(6):377-392, page 380

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Scientific name: Veratrum californicum Dur.
USDA symbol: VECAC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: California False Hellebore
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Karok
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Decorations
Notes: Inner white stem torn into ribbons and braided into the girls' hair for ornaments.

RECRD: 8467 id: 42576