Asteraceae Vernonia missurica Raf.

Missouri Ironweed

Kiowa - Food, Candy

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: Food
Use sub-category: Candy
Notes: Pressed blossoms made into small wads for a short, sweet chew.

RECRD: 10932 id: 42942