Liliaceae Veratrum viride Ait.

American False Hellebore

Gitksan - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Gottesfeld, Leslie M. J. and Beverley Anderson, 1988, Gitksan Traditional Medicine: Herbs And Healing, Journal of Ethnobiology 8(1):13-33, page 26

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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: Gitksan
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Roots burned as a smudge or fumigant to purify houses.

RECRD: 43873 id: 42666