Fabaceae Lotus scoparius (Nutt.) Ottley

Common Deerweed

Costanoan - Drug, Cough Medicine

Use documented by:
Bocek, Barbara R., 1984, Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington, Economic Botany 38(2):240-255, page 19

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Scientific name: Lotus scoparius (Nutt.) Ottley
USDA symbol: LOSCS2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Deerweed
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Costanoan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cough Medicine
Notes: Decoction of foliage used for coughs.

RECRD: 89183 id: 21269