Pontederiaceae Pontederia cordata L.


Malecite - Drug, Contraceptive

Use documented by:
Mechling, W.H., 1959, The Malecite Indians With Notes on the Micmacs, Anthropologica 8:239-263, page 259

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Scientific name: Pontederia cordata L.
USDA symbol: POCO14 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pickerelweed
Family: Pontederiaceae
Family (APG): Pontederiaceae
Native American Tribe: Malecite
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Contraceptive
Notes: Infusion of plant used to prevent pregnancy.

RECRD: 44169 id: 29157