Rosaceae Crataegus chrysocarpa Ashe

Fireberry Hawthorn

Blackfoot - Drug, Laxative

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 66

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Scientific name: Crataegus chrysocarpa Ashe
USDA symbol: CRCH (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Fireberry Hawthorn
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Decoction of dried berries taken during the winter as a mild laxative.

RECRD: 3663 id: 11334