Liliaceae Prosartes trachycarpa S. Wats.

Roughfruit Fairybells

Blackfoot - Drug, Eye Medicine

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 80

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Scientific name: Prosartes trachycarpa S. Wats.
USDA symbol: DITR2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Roughfruit Fairybells
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Fresh seed used to clear matter from the eye. A fresh seed was inserted and the closed eye rubbed until the seed was watered out with the matter clinging to it.

RECRD: 3856 id: 29922