Dryopteridaceae Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott

Male Fern

Bella Coola - Drug, Antidote

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., 1973, The Ethnobotany of the Bella Coola Indians of British Columbia, Syesis 6:193-220, page 197

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Scientific name: Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott
USDA symbol: DRFI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Male Fern
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Bella Coola
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antidote
Notes: Rhizomes eaten raw to neutralize plant and shellfish poisoning.

RECRD: 47728 id: 12707