Iridaceae Iris cristata Ait.

Dwarf Crested Iris

Cherokee - Drug, Urinary Aid

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 41

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Scientific name: Iris cristata Ait.
USDA symbol: IRCR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Dwarf Crested Iris
Family: Iridaceae
Family (APG): Iridaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Urinary Aid
Notes: Compound decoction of root used for 'yellowish urine.'

RECRD: 87841 id: 18014