Ericaceae Kalmia polifolia Wangenh.

Bog Laurel

Hesquiat - Drug, Poison

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat, 1982, Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 65

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Scientific name: Kalmia polifolia Wangenh.
USDA symbol: KAPO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bog Laurel
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Hesquiat
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Poison
Notes: Leaves could be poisonous and should never be used to make tea.

RECRD: 653 id: 19283