Identification & Usage of Plants
As practiced by the Plains Native Americans

Latin and Common Names of Plants on the DVDís

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Volume 1

Latin:                        Common:

Apios Americana            Apios

Sagittaria latifolia          Arrowhead

Tilia Americana            Linden Tree

Monarda fistulosa         Bergamot

Liatris squarrosa           Blazing Star

Lactuca oblongifolia      Blue Lettuce

Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset

Acer negundo               Boxelder Tree

Shepherdia argentea     Buffalo Berry

Cucurbita foetidissima   Buffalo Gourd

Quercus macrocarpa     Burr Oak Tree

Ipomoea leptophylla      Bush Morning Glory

Nepeta cataria               Catnip

Typha latifolia                Cattail

Juniperus virginiana        Eastern Red Cedar

Cichorium intybus          Chicory

Prunus virginiana            Chokecherry

Silphium laciniatum         Compass Plant

Ratibida columnifera       Coneflower (Prairie)

Populus                          Cottonwood tree

Rumex crispus                Curly Dock

Ribes americanum           Currant (Black)

Cuscuta pentagona          Dodder

Sambucus canadensis      Elderberry

Polygonaceae                  Eriogonum

Gentiana puberulenta       Gentian (Downy)

Eustoma grandiflorum      Gentian (Prairie)

Ribes missouriense)         Gooseberry

Physalis heterophylla        Ground Cherry

Grindella squarrosa          Gumweed

Celtis laevigota                 Hackberry tree

 

Volume 2

Crategus                           Hawthorne

Amphicarpaea bracteata   Hog Peanut

Equisetum hyemale           Horsetail

Ostrya virginiana               Ironwood Tree (Eastern Hop Hornbeam)

Arisaema triphyllum          Jack in the Pulpit

Impatiens capensis           Spotted touch me not

Amelanchier alnifolia        Juneberry

Delphinium carolinianum  Larkspur (Prairie)

Amorpha canescens        Leadplant

Stachys palustris             Marsh Hedge Nettle

Anemone Canadensis     Meadow Anemone

Asclepias syriaca            Milkweed

Apocynum cannabinum   Indian Hemp Dogbane

Asclepias incarnata         Milkweed (Swamp)

Mentha arvensis             Mint

Morchella esculenta       Morel mushroom

Morus rubra                  Mulberry

Verbascum thapsus       Mullein

Stipa spartea                 Needle & Thread Grass

Matricaria matricarioides Pineapple Weed

Prunus americana            Plum

Conium maculatum         Poison Hemlock

Toxicodendron rydbergii Poison Ivy

Zanthoxylum americanum Prickly Ash

Opuntia macrorhiza         Prickly Pear Cactus

Argemone polyanthemos Prickly Poppy

Oenothera rhombipetala  Primrose (4 pt)

Lithospermum carolinense Puccoon

Coryphantha vivipara        Purple Cactus

Echinacea angustifolia       Purple Cone Flower

Callirhoe involucrata         Purple Poppy Mallow

Dalea purpurea                 Purple Prairie Clover

Cornus stolonifera             Red Osier Dogwood

 

Volume 3

Cleome serrulata                Rocky Mt. Bee Plant

Cornus asperifolia              Roughleaf Dogwood

Artemesia ludoviciana         Sage (white)

Prunus pumila                     Sand Cherries

Sphaeralcea coccinea         Scarlet Globemallow

Penstemon grandiflorus      Shell Leaf Penstemon

Dalea villosa                      Silky Prairie Clover

Eupatorium rugosum          Snakeroot (white)

Helenium autumnale           Sneezeweed

Euphorbia marginata          Snow on the Mountain

Saponaria officinalis           Soapwort

Tradescantia bracteata       Spiderwort

Urtica dioica                      Stinging Nettle

Fragaria vesca                   Strawberry

Rhus glabra                       Sumac (smooth)

Osmorhiza longistylis         Sweet Cicely Anise

Psoralea esculenta             Tipsin

Juglans nigra                     Walnut Tree

Cicuta maculate                Water Hemlock

Daucus carota                 Wild Carrot

Vitis riparia                     Wild Grape

Glycyrrhiza lepidota        Wild Licorice

Allium canadense            Wild Onions

Zigadenus paniculatus      Death Camas

Pastinaca sativa              Wild Parsnip

Rumex venosus              Winged Dock

Achillea millefollium         Yarrow

Yucca glauca                   Yucca