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Name
Plant Info
Uses
  470- Community Ethnobotany >>
  Active Intervention >>
  Adult Behavior >>
  Alum Root >>
Mountain saxifrage
Coral bells
Alumroot
Stomach flu
Sore throat
Hemostatic
Dysentery
Astringent
Flavoring
Preservative
  Archaeological burial sites >>
  Arrowweed >>
Arrows
Roof of houses
Indigestion
Diarrhea
Making basket granaries
Arrows
  Arroyo willow >>
clothing
  Barrel cactus >>
Needles
food
Drinking water
A bowl to heat water
  Basket Making Plants >>
To cook and carry things
  Basket Weaver >>
Basket Weavers
  Basketbush >>
Skunkbush
Sumac, Squawbush
Baskets
The berries of sumac are used to make lemonade.
**This is not the same sumac used to make lemonade. Look at Rhus integrifolia (Lemonade Berry) not this one. (shelley lawrence)
  Beavertail cactus >>
Food
Wart and mole removal
Deaden the pain from cuts and wounds
  Berries >>
  Black nightshade >>
Douglas nightshade
Inflamed eyes
Tatooing
Food
  Black sage >>
arthritis
rheunatism
flu
Meal
Seasoning
N/A
  Black willow >>
Goodding's willow
Goodding's black willow
Rope or string
Relieve pain
Clothes
Large containers for oak acorns
sides of corral fences
Construction
Reduce fever
  Bows and Arrows >>
Bow: Elder; Arrow: Giant Wild Rye
Hunting
  Broom >>
Cleaning
  Buckwheat >>
wild buckwheat
Antelope sage
Colita de Raton
Sulfer Flower
Skeleton Weed
Used for "Chronic Venous Insuffiency, colon cancer, tissue swelling, varicose veins and water retention" (Duke,James)
n/a
  Bush-rue >>
Berry Rue
Toothache
Can be used as a natural blood thinner
Earache
  CHENOPODIACEAE >>
  California Bay >>
Peppernut Tree
Bay
Bay Laurel
Pepperwood
Mrytle/ Mrytlewood
Balm of Heaven
cinnamon bush
Oregon mrytle
sassafras laurel
spicebush
spice-tree
headache
chronic stomach trouble
repel insects
rheumatism
Condiment for flavor
Edible
Edible
Headache
Treat Sores
  California Bullrush >>
rush
tule
California bulrush
black root
food
flour
rush matting for doorways,
absorbent padding in cradle board
quickly made baskets
rush used to make ceremonial figure for deceased person
  California Honeysuckle >>
Southern Honeysuckle
Basketry
  California Sycamore >>
Construction
soda pop
Coffee
  California incence cedar >>
x
construction
  California juniper >>
Desert white cedar
Shredded juniper bark used as padding and cleaning.
Urinary problems
Food
Cold and fever
Relieve pain and induce sweating
  California poppy >>
Sedative
Relieves pain and relaxes spasms
Diuretic and promotes perspiration
Aids in treatment of incontinence
Greens
  California sagebrush >>
"Old man" (Jepson 1966)
Ant bites
Medicine taken after the birth of a child
Used for the Burning Of the Images Ceremony
Illnesses such as a "Mucus Cough" and arthritis
Hunting
  California wild rose >>
California rose
Arrow shafts
Rose-hip tea
Eye infection
  Canchalagua >>
  Cat-tail >>
Southern Cat-tail
Asparagus substitute
Additive to flour
Rich in nutrients.
Treats Nose bleeds
Haematemesis, Haematuria
Uterine bleeding
Dysmenorrhoea
Postpartum abdominal pain
Gastralgia
Scrofula
and Abscesses.
Biomass
Fibre
Insulation
Paper
Soil stabilization
Stuffing
Thatching
Weaving
Insect Repellent
Caulking Materials
Nutritional Value
Basket Weaving
Ceremonial Bundles
and Female Puberty Ceremonies
  Catclaw Acacia >>
Catclaw Acacia, Mesquite
Building Material
Anti-inflammatory for mucous membranes of upper respiratory tract, intestinal tract
Porridge
  Ceanothus >>
Wild Lilac
Mountain Lilac
California Lilac
Blueblossom
Buckbrush
Tea
Ornament, Spring Ceremonies
Various Ailments
Detergent
Baskets
Lymphatic Cleansing
Enlarged Spleen and Liver
  Chamise >>
Willow
Gum
Baskets
Arrows
Beverage
Fruit
Meal
Arrows
  Chaparral Yucca >>
Cahuilla: the stalk--panuul, the seed-bags--wawal.
Our Lord's Candle
Roasted Yucca Stalk
Fiber
digestive irritation
Sandles
N/A
N/A
Necklace
Soap
Baskets
panuul and wawal
flowers of panaal
ceremonial
Ceremonial
food
  Chia >>
Chia
Fever
Eye inflammation
Eye cleanser
Dysentery
Disinfectant
Spice
Soft drink
Food
Flour
Chia seed cornbread
Calories
Kidney Stones
  Cholla Cactus >>
coastal cholla cactus, choya, cholla costera
Cacti are consumed for the high protein and are great at storing water due to the dry, arid conditions of its geography
Burns and other wounds
  Cleveland Sage >>
Aline Cleveland Sage
Musk Sage
To eat
  Clothing Materials >>
Dogbane
Clothing
  Coast Live Oak >>
  Coast Prickly Pear >>
Prickly pear
Tuna
Western prickly pear
Type II Diabetes (insulin-resistant)
Purgative
Gum infection and mouth sores
Dressing for cuts and wounds
Diabetic infection
Burns
Bone nourishment
Syrup
Salsa
Nopales
Meal
Juice
Food
Flour
Breakfast food
Beverage
Lubricant
Cash crop
Binding agent
  Coastal sagebrush >>
  Creosote Bush >>
  Cultural Revitalization >>
  Currant Berry >>
Northern Redcurrant
Swamp Redcurrant
Wild Redcurrant
Emergency rations
Aroma
Resists mildew
Ornament
Anti-oxdidants
Vitamins
Minerals
Inhibit inflammation
Superfood
Vitamin C
Sweetener
  DELETE >>
  DELETE - Duplicate >>
  DELETE - Duplicate >>
  DELETE - Duplicate >>
Flutes, Pipes
Food
Emetic
  Datura >>
Parkinson's
Anesthesia & Antispasmodic
  Death >>
  Deer Grass >>
Baskets
Baskets
Basketry
  Desert Tabacco >>
Female coming of age ceremony
Ceremonial
Used to treat ear infections
Used to treat rheumatism
Used as a beverage
Shamanism
  Desert Trumpet >>
Umbrella Plant
Indian Pipe Weed
Food
Pipes
Children's toys
  Dogbane >>
Indian hemp
Snake's milk
Rheumatism weed
fiber
Carrying Nets
Bowstring
Clothing
Canoes
Ceremonial
cordage
Heart conditions
  Douglas Mugwort >>
Artemisia heterophylla or Artemisia vulgaris
mugwort
biliousness
witchcraft
Relief of gastronomical pains and sugar cravings due to an overworked liver. Also it
external cleansing
gastronomical pains
Loose stems
Arrows
  Eastwood manzanita >>
manzanita
Treatment of poison oak
Pipes
N/A
Ceremonial
menstrual cramps
ceremonial
  Elderberry >>
Blue elderberry
Mexican elderberry
Sa??co
Tapiro
American elder
American black elderberry
Mexican elder
fever tree
tree of medicine
tree of music
blood elder
Sprains and itches
Anti-inflammatory, remedy skin conditions
Headaches and Fevers
to induce sweating and vomiting
Diuretic
Games
Ceremonial
Whistles
Rope
Clothing
Sandals
Facial conditioner
Dye
Dye
Clapper sticks
Flutes
Pipes
Bows
Winter use food
Sauce
Jam or jelly
Fritters
Vegetable food
Emetic
  Elderly >>
  Environmental and Cultural Preservation >>
  Federal Recognition >>
  Female Puberty Ceremony >>
Female Puberty Ceremony
Female Puberty Ceremony
  Fire Ecology >>
Symbiotic Relationships
Plant Communities
Preservation of Culture
  First People >>
  Folklore >>
  GREENLEAF >>
  Goldfields >>
California Goldfields, Valley Goldfields, Common Goldfields
Seed
Porridge
  Greesewood >>
  Gumplant >>
Gumweed
Asthma,bronchial, allergies,respiratory conditions
rashes,ulcers,toothache,and blood purification.
  Hierba Golondrina >>
Sand Mat or Ground Spurge
Eye Medicine
Gastrointestinal Aid
Gynecological Aid
Snake and Scorpion Bites
  Holly-leaf cherry >>
Evergreen cherry
Islay
Yslay
Food offering.
Treats insomnia, labor pains
colds
bronchitis
nervous cough, whooping-cough, and dyspepsia.
Flour
Erosion Prevention
  Human and plant interaction >>
  Hummingbird Sage >>
  Indian Lettuce (Miners Lettuce) >>
Miner's lettuce
Minor skin irritations
Minor burns
Dietary aid
Vegetable
Greens
Greens
Vegetable
  Indian Rock >>
Pictographs
Pigments
Coming of age ceremony
  Indigo Bush >>
Fremont Dalea
Dye
Treatment of Coughs and Influenza
Toothache
Antihemorrhagic
Gastrointestinal Aid
  Island snapdragon >>
  JERANIO >>
Geranium
  JIngle Dance >>
  Jimsonweed >>
Naqtumu
Thorn Apple
Hell
Toloache
ceremonial
ceremonial
ceremonial
Ceremonial
Antispasmodic
To produce delirium
Ceremonial
  Juncus >>
Basket rush
n/a
Basketry
  Laurel Sumac >>
After women give birth
To decipher weather conditions.
ceremonial
ceremonial
  Lemonade Berry >>
Lemonade Berry, Sumac
Beverage
Spiritual consulting
"Purgacion"- STD
  Luise??o >>
  Lupin >>
Blue Bonnets
Quaker Bonnets
Lupine
Stop Bleeding
Vomiting
Uncontrollable Horses
Animal Fodder
Ghost Dance
Ingestion
  Manzanita >>
Menstrual cramps
  Matilija poppy >>
Fried Egg Plant
Hot Poppy
Bacterial gastroenteritis from bad food
skin irritation
watery substance
  Milkweed >>
Fiber
Fiber
an antiseptic
clothing construction
ceremonial
Chewing gum
  Mojave yucca >>
Spanish Bayonet
Food
Clothing
Basketsd
Fishing line
Making of fiber
Arthritis, fever, headaches, ulcers, and appendicitis
  Monkey Flower >>
as an emetic
Menstrual regulation
  Mountain Mahogany >>
Alderleaf
Silverleaf
Birchleaf
Hairy
Curlleaf
Littleleaf
Catalina Island
Dye wool, Cotton, and other fibers
coughs and colds
pneumonia
spitting up of blood
stomach aches
diarrhea
tuberculosis
earaches
syphilitic sores
sores, cuts, wounds, burns
Making Tools
Digging
Bedbugs
Hunting
Good Luck
  Mules Fat >>
Seep Willow
Mules Fat
False Willow
Kidney ailment and other sores
Spear Shaft
Thatching
Fire Making Drills
  Mustang Mint >>
Mustang Mint
Mustang Mountain Balm
Mustang monardella
Analgesic and Cold Remedy
Unknown for Luiseno Purposes
Tea/Infusion
  NAGPRA >>
  Natane Majado >>
  Native Rock Art >>
Pictographs
  Ocotillo >>
Candlewood
Consumption
Beverage
Consumption
Lymphagogue
Fences and hedges
Detergent
Swellings and Fatigue
  Offerings >>
  Peppergrass >>
Shining Pepperweed
Dermatological Aid
Greens
Indigestion
  Pesticides >>
  Plant Communities >>
  Poison oak >>
Poison Oak
immunization
Poison Oak Treatment - Internal
Poison Oak Treatment - Internal Pt 2
Posion Oak Treatment - External
Removal of Warts, Corns and Calluses
Treat Sores, Skin Cancer and wounds
Stop Bleeding
Rattlesnake Antidote
Immunity to Poison Oak Rashes
Tattoos
Basketry & Dye
  Pottery >>
ceramic ware
Ollas-burial vessels
  Powwow >>
  Rancho Bernardo Style Pictographs >>
  Red Shank >>
Ribbonwood, Ribbon Bush
Building material; firewood
Skirts
Cold Remedy
Stomach ailments
Chest ailments
Veterinary Aid
Antirheumatic
Gastrointestinal Aid
  Redmaids >>
Desert rock purselane, Wild portulaca
To eat
to eat
  Remedies >>
  Rhus Trilobata >>
colds, Tuberculosis, sore gums,stomache wash
  Rincon >>
  Rock Art >>
  SOLANACEAE >>
  Scrub Oak >>
  Single-Leaf Pinyon Pine >>
Single-Leaf Pinyon
Headaches,coughs,and colds
Bows
Food
  Soap plant >>
Soap root, sopa plant, amole
As a soap.
As a broom/brush
Glue
used to stun fish
Soap
Brush
cough and other respiratory tract illnesses
stun fish
cough and other respiratory tract illnesses
Brush
clean metate, which is a mealing stone which is used to grind the food.
Skin rashes and Eczema
  Spiritual Plants >>
  Stinging nettle >>
Removed toxins from insect bites
Skin problems
Decrease bleeding
N/A
Fiber
  Storytelling >>
Establish Morals
  Strawberry Tree >>
Killarney Strawberry Tree
Cane Apples
Alcohol
Focal Plant
Ornament
Attracts wildlife
Treats arterial hypertension
Ornament
Provides Shade
Controls Invasive Species
  Sugar Bush >>
muco-epithelial sores
beverage
"Cahuilla used it for cold remedy. infusion of leaves taken for chest pain" (Moermom, Daniele).
  Tapertip Liveforever >>
Orcutt's dudleya
Orcutt's liveforever
Antinociceptive
Anti-inflammatory
Antidiabetic
Delicacy
Rare plant
Close to extinction
Conservation concern
  Telegraph weed >>
Arrows
To cure open wounds. (Dumas, Kassandra Fisher)
  Textiles >>
  The Luiseno Creation Story >>
Mythical Story
  Tidy Tips >>
White tidy tips
Yellow rayed layia
whitedaisy tidytips
White Layia
Food
  Tobacco >>
  Torrey Pine >>
Torrey Pine
Food
Food
  Toyon >>
Christmas Berry
California Holly
Kumeyaay:Huuchih
Hollywood
California Christmas Berry
Sores/wounds
Eaten
Tool Handle
Drill
  White sage >>
Ramona (Audibertia) polystachya
Kumeyaay: Pestaay
bee plant
Baskets
n/a
Ceremonial
used for sweating related to digestive discomfort
bronchitis, sore throat, upper respiratory inflammation
blessing ceremony
Chest colds
Scrapes and abrasions
An offering ceremony
Puberty Ceremony for Boys
Ceremonial- Hunting
Skin Irritation
Psoriasis & Skin Cancer
  Wiiwish >>
Acorn Mush
  Wild Cucumber >>
Makeup
Beads
Paint
Hemorrhoids
  Wild Mustard >>
  Wild Onion >>
nodding wild onion
  Wild grape >>
California wild grape
diarrhea, hepatitis, and stomache-ache
fruit
entire plant vine
fruit consumption
sore breasts and external cuts
  Wild oats >>
Meal
Greens
  Wild radish >>
Ancestor of the edible radish
Painted Charlock
Jointed Charlock
Inflamed eyes
N/A
  Wildrye >>
Canyon Prince Wild Rye, giant wildrye
Used for sore eyes
Bread
Migraine headaches
arrows
ceremonial dances
famine
eye infections and granulated eyelids
thatching
  Wooly Blue Curls >>
Stomach Ailments
  Yerba Buena >>
California Yerba Buena; Micromeria chamissonis; M. Douglasii
Satureia Douglasii
Fevers and stomach ailments
  Yerba santa >>
Holy herb, Mountain blam
Thick-Leaf Yerba Santa
colds
sores and inflammation
Lungs, Spleen
Upper-respiratory problems
  cholla >>
  culture in danger >>
  desert agave >>
  hyg >>
  pestle & mortar >>
  pine >>
yellow pine
Ceremonial
  rhus integrifolia >>
  romero >>
  san luis rey style pictograph >>