Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00031574
Taxon: Xanthium strumarium L.
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Lenora Curtin   8   
Date: 1940-11-27
Locality: USA, Arizona, Pinal County, Gila River Indian Community, Sacaton Flats.
33.076722  -111.739278
Verbatim Coordinates: 33d 4m 36.2s N; 111d 44m 21.4s W
Reproductive Condition: flowers & fruit
Occurrence Remarks: Pima name vaiewa. Fresh cocklebur leaves are mashed and placed on screw-worm sores in livestock. (Sacaton Flats Club, 27-Nov-40.). The burs are boiled and half cup of the strong tea is taken for either constipation or diarrhea. Works on the bowels.
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Record Id: 4fa20de3-0e02-4acc-902d-b3091b2ce195
Occurrence ID (GUID): 4fa20de3-0e02-4acc-902d-b3091b2ce195
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