Violaceae Viola bicolor Pursh

Field Pansy

Cherokee - Other, Insecticide

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 60

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Scientific name: Viola bicolor Pursh
USDA symbol: VIBI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Field Pansy
Family: Violaceae
Family (APG): Violaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Insecticide
Notes: Infusion of root used to soak corn before planting to keep off insects.

RECRD: 97287 id: 43259