Polygonaceae Polygonum lapathifolium L.

Curlytop Knotweed

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 lapathifolium L.
USDA symbol: POLA4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Curlytop Knotweed
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Febrifuge
Notes: Infusion of whole plant used for fever.

RECRD: 91992 id: 28945