Iridaceae Iris versicolor L.

Harlequin Blueflag

Penobscot - Drug, Herbal Steam

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 311

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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: Penobscot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Herbal Steam
Notes: Plant steamed throughout the house to keep away 'disease in general.'

RECRD: 87900 id: 18110