Orchidaceae Platanthera grandiflora (Bigelow) Lindl.

Greater Purple Fringed Orchid

Iroquois - Other, Protection

Use documented by:
Herrick, James William, 1977, Iroquois Medical Botany, State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis, page 290

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Scientific name: Platanthera grandiflora (Bigelow) Lindl.
USDA symbol: PLGR2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Greater Purple Fringed Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Family (APG): Orchidaceae
Native American Tribe: Iroquois
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Decoction of smashed, dried roots taken to frighten away ghosts.

RECRD: 87041 id: 28549