Ericaceae Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.


Blackfoot - Other, Season Indicator

Use documented by:
Johnston, Alex, 1987, Plants and the Blackfoot, Lethbridge, Alberta. Lethbridge Historical Society, page 49

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Scientific name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.
USDA symbol: ARUV (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Kinnikinnick
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Season Indicator
Notes: Heavy fruit set taken by the medicine men as a sign of a severe winter to come.

RECRD: 60692 id: 4521