Liliaceae Veratrum viride Ait.

American False Hellebore

Bella Coola - Other, Protection

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., 1973, The Ethnobotany of the Bella Coola Indians of British Columbia, Syesis 6:193-220, page 199

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Scientific name: Veratrum viride Ait.
USDA symbol: VEVI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American False Hellebore
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Bella Coola
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Outer roots hung in homes or boiled for protection from supernatural powers.

RECRD: 47784 id: 42645