Myricaceae Myrica gale L.


Potawatomi - Other, Insecticide

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 121

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Scientific name: Myrica gale L.
USDA symbol: MYGA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sweetgale
Family: Myricaceae
Family (APG): Myricaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Insecticide
Notes: Plant thrown onto the fire to make a smudge and keep away mosquitoes.

RECRD: 381 id: 23570