Myricaceae Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.

Sweet Fern

Potawatomi - Other, Insecticide

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 121

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Scientific name: Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.
USDA symbol: COPE80 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sweet Fern
Family: Myricaceae
Family (APG): Myricaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Insecticide
Notes: Leaves thrown onto the fire to make a smudge and keep away mosquitoes.

RECRD: 379 id: 10545