Liliaceae Veratrum viride Ait.

American False Hellebore

Blackfoot - Drug, Nose Medicine

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 74

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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: Blackfoot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Nose Medicine
Notes: Stems scraped and the powder snuffed to induce sneezing.

RECRD: 3773 id: 42648