Celastraceae Celastrus scandens L.

American Bittersweet

Lakota - Other, Paint

Use documented by:
Rogers, Dilwyn J, 1980, Lakota Names and Traditional Uses of Native Plants by Sicangu (Brule) People in the Rosebud Area, South Dakota, St. Francis, SD. Rosebud Educational Scoiety, page 43

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Scientific name: Celastrus scandens L.
USDA symbol: CESC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Bittersweet
Family: Celastraceae
Family (APG): Celastraceae
Native American Tribe: Lakota
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Paint
Notes: Roots chewed and smeared on the body and be impervious to wounding.

RECRD: 4858 id: 8760