Orchidaceae Platanthera ?media (Rydb.) Luer (pro sp.) [dilatata ? hyperborea]

Bog Orchid

Potawatomi - Drug, Love Medicine

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: Platanthera ?media (Rydb.) Luer (pro sp.) [dilatata ? hyperborea]
USDA symbol: PLME2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bog Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Family (APG): Orchidaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Love Medicine
Notes: Women rubbed this plant on their cheek as a love charm to enable them to secure a good husband.

RECRD: 382 id: 28559