Fabaceae Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd.

American Vetch

Mendocino Indian - Other, Good Luck Charm

Use documented by:
Chestnut, V. K., 1902, Plants Used by the Indians of Mendocino County, California, Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium 7:295-408., page 362

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Scientific name: Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd.
USDA symbol: VIAMA3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Mendocino Indian
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Good Luck Charm
Notes: Small bunch of roots kept in the pocket for good luck while gambling.

RECRD: 43307 id: 43191