Hymenopappus tenuifolius. © 2008 1sagebrush18
Lakota name: Śuηkhú śtipiye
Listen to Lakota Plant Name: Śuηkhú śtipiye
Scientific name: Hymenopappus tenuifolius Pursh
Common name: Chalk-hill woolly white
Use as a medicinal plant by the Lakota or any other culture: Made into a tea and used as salve (medical ointment) for horse hooves (Moerman 1998).
Description: Stands about a meter tall, has multiple yellow flowers and has other protective petioles, forbs/herbs.
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Hymenopappus tenuifolius. Image courtesy USDA Plants Database
Flowering: It can take 4+ years to flower in some cases.
South Dakota Distribution: Southern prairies in the state.
North American Distribution: Throughout the Midwest including SD, ND, CO, WY,KS, NE, OK, TX, and NM.
During my research I wasn’t able to find any information on potential derivatives.
Group: Dicot, Hymenopappus L'Hér.
Information on the Internet
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 506.
Moerman, D. E. 1998. Native American Ethnobotany. Timber Press.
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Classroom Project: Medicinal Plants of the Lakota Sioux
Lead-Deadwood High School
Lead, South Dakota United States
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