Chenopodiaceae Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.

Fourwing Saltbush

Isleta - Other, Weapon

Use documented by:
Jones, Volney H., 1931, The Ethnobotany of the Isleta Indians, University of New Mexico, M.A. Thesis, page 24

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Scientific name: Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.
USDA symbol: ATCAC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Fourwing Saltbush
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Isleta
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Weapon
Notes: Infectious wood used to carve arrowheads. The arrowheads were attached to light, swift bamboo shafts and always broke upon impact making them ideal for war purposes.

RECRD: 30589 id: 6622