Caryophyllaceae Arenaria congesta Nutt.

Ballhead Sandwort

Shoshoni - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Murphey, Edith Van Allen, 1990, Indian Uses of Native Plants, Glenwood, Ill. Meyerbooks. Originally published in 1959, page 47

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Scientific name: Arenaria congesta Nutt.
USDA symbol: ARCOC4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Ballhead Sandwort
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Family (APG): Caryophyllaceae
Native American Tribe: Shoshoni
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Poultice of steeped leaves and blossoms used for sun exposure.

RECRD: 21454 id: 4713