Asteraceae Vernonia missurica Raf.

Missouri Ironweed

Kiowa - Fiber, Mats, Rugs & Bedding

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A. and Richard Evans Schultes, 1939, The Economic Botany of the Kiowa Indians, Cambridge MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 62

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Scientific name: Vernonia missurica Raf.
USDA symbol: VEMI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Missouri Ironweed
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Kiowa
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Mats, Rugs & Bedding
Notes: Tall stems used as an overnight bed. Tall stems gathered, piled six inches thick on the ground and arranged in a rectangular form. Used when traveling.

RECRD: 10930 id: 42941