Liliaceae Calochortus aureus S. Wats.

Golden Mariposa Lily

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Panacea

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 20

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Scientific name: Calochortus aureus S. Wats.
USDA symbol: CAAU8 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Golden Mariposa Lily
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Panacea
Notes: Bulb used as 'life medicine.'

RECRD: 83300 id: 7708