Iridaceae Iris versicolor L.

Harlequin Blueflag

Ojibwa - Drug, Cathartic

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1932, Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525, page 371

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Scientific name: Iris versicolor L.
USDA symbol: IRVE2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Harlequin Blueflag
Family: Iridaceae
Family (APG): Iridaceae
Native American Tribe: Ojibwa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cathartic
Notes: Decoction of root taken as a 'quick physic.'

RECRD: 87895 id: 18104