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Area: Great Plains

Sci Name: Nicotiana quadrivalvis

Trivie: now believed extinct, grown by all tribes along the Missouri River according to Thomas Nuttall
indian tobacco
Area: Great Plains

Sci Name: Artemisia (genus)

Trivia: Lewis collected four of them
sage
Area: Great Plains

Sci Name: Hydrastis canadensis

Plant: rare, because pioneers used it medicinally and for yellow dye

Lewis: "fine aromatic bitter taste," "excellent mouth water"
yellow root
Area: Great Plains

Sci Name: Petalosum purpureum

Lewis: "the Indians use it as an application to fresh wounds, they bruise the leaves and add a little water and use it."
purple prairie clover
Area: Great Plains

Sci Name: Juniperis horizontalis

Plant: low-growing

Lewis: "make very handsome edgings to the borders and walks of a garden,"

Trivia: widely planted in gardens today
juniper
Area: St. Louis (native to TX and OK)

Scientific Name: Maclura pomifera

Plant: thorny hedgerows, disease and pest resistant landscape trees/, decay resistant barbed-wire posts, yellow in fall

Roots: yellow dye

Bark: tanning leather

Wood: bows, fence posts, carving small objects

Fruit: green, cockroach repellent, home decorations

Cultivars: thornless + large fruits

Trivia: largest at Patrick Henry estate, naming debate
osage orange