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Virtual Exhibit - Heritage Project

White Sage - Collected on the Barona Indian Reservation, San Diego County


  • Family: Lamiaceae

  • Genus/Species: Salvia apiana

  • 'Iipay Aa Name: kepshuw

  • Common English Name: White Sage

  • Traditional Uses: infusion tonic for the blood, for cough, and for catarrah (mucus membrane inflammation); decoction for colds and poison oak; seeds can be eaten and mixed with other grains; young stalks can be eaten; hair rinse; burned for cleansing

  • Collector: Nyree Richardson

  • Date Collected: March 27, 2017

  • Mounted: April 28th and May 1st, 2017

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