Liliaceae Veratrum viride Ait.

American False Hellebore

Hanaksiala - Other, Good Luck Charm

Use documented by:
Compton, Brian Douglas, 1993, Upper North Wakashan and Southern Tsimshian Ethnobotany: The Knowledge and Usage of Plants..., Ph.D. Dissertation, University of British Columbia, page 201

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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: Hanaksiala
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Good Luck Charm
Notes: Decoction of plant and devil's club used as a wash for areas occupied by corpse to give good luck.

RECRD: 61203 id: 42691