Poaceae Bouteloua curtipendula (Michx.) Torr.

Sideoats Grama

Kiowa - Other, Decorations

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A. and Richard Evans Schultes, 1939, The Economic Botany of the Kiowa Indians, Cambridge MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 14

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Scientific name: Bouteloua curtipendula (Michx.) Torr.
USDA symbol: BOCUC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sideoats Grama
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Kiowa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Decorations
Notes: Worn by those, who in battle, had killed an enemy with a lance, grass resembled the feathered lance.

RECRD: 10740 id: 7421