Polygonaceae Rumex orbiculatus Gray

Greater Water Dock

Potawatomi - Drug, Blood 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 73

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Scientific name: Rumex orbiculatus Gray
USDA symbol: RUORO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Greater Water Dock
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Blood Medicine
Notes: Root used as a blood purifier.

RECRD: 94255 id: 35437