Fabaceae Pediomelum argophyllum (Pursh) J. Grimes

Silverleaf Scurfpea

Cheyenne - Drug, Febrifuge

Use documented by:
Grinnell, George Bird, 1972, The Cheyenne Indians - Their History and Ways of Life Vol.2, Lincoln. University of Nebraska Press, page 178

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Scientific name: Pediomelum argophyllum (Pursh) J. Grimes
USDA symbol: PEAR6 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Silverleaf Scurfpea
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Cheyenne
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Febrifuge
Notes: Ground leaf and stem powder mixed with grease and rubbed over the body for high fevers.

RECRD: 1973 id: 25686