Polygonaceae Polygonum careyi Olney

Carey's Smartweed

Potawatomi - Drug, Febrifuge

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 72

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Scientific name: Polygonum careyi Olney
USDA symbol: POCA8 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Carey's Smartweed
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Febrifuge
Notes: Infusion of entire plant taken for cold accompanied by fever.

RECRD: 91969 id: 28919