Asteraceae Liatris punctata Hook.

Dotted Gayfeather

Meskwaki - Drug, Veterinary Aid

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 216

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Scientific name: Liatris punctata Hook.
USDA symbol: LIPUP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Dotted Gayfeather
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Meskwaki
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Veterinary Aid
Notes: Infusion of root used for ponies to make them spirited for hunting in hot weather.

RECRD: 88660 id: 20142