Iridaceae Iris versicolor L.

Harlequin Blueflag

Penobscot - Drug, Preventive Medicine

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: Preventive Medicine
Notes: Root chewed to keep disease away; the plant is thought to 'kill' sickness.

RECRD: 87902 id: 18112