Asteraceae Artemisia dracunculus L.
Pawnee - Fiber, Brushes & Brooms
Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 134
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Scientific name: Artemisia dracunculus L.
USDA symbol: ARDR4 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Wormwood
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Pawnee
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Brushes & Brooms
Notes: Plant tops bound into bundles and made into brooms used for sweeping the lodge floor. The plant was used for this purpose because of its agreeable, wholesome odor.
RECRD: 31812 id: 5167