Lycopodiaceae Lycopodium obscurum L.

Rare Clubmoss

Potawatomi - Drug, Hemostat

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 64

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Scientific name: Lycopodium obscurum L.
USDA symbol: LYOB (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Rare Clubmoss
Family: Lycopodiaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Hemostat
Notes: Spores of fruiting spikes used as a styptic and coagulant.

RECRD: 89264 id: 21514