Asteraceae Xylorhiza tortifolia (Torr. & Gray) Greene

Mojave Aster

Havasupai - Other, Incense & Fragrance

Use documented by:
Weber, Steven A. and P. David Seaman, 1985, Havasupai Habitat: A. F. Whiting's Ethnography of a Traditional Indian Culture, Tucson. The University of Arizona Press, page 250

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Scientific name: Xylorhiza tortifolia (Torr. & Gray) Greene
USDA symbol: XYTOT (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mojave Aster
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Havasupai
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Incense & Fragrance
Notes: Ground leaves carried in the clothes and used as perfume by men and women to counteract body odors.

RECRD: 7410 id: 43741