Betulaceae Betula occidentalis Hook.

Water Birch

Blackfoot - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 60

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Scientific name: Betula occidentalis Hook.
USDA symbol: BEOC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Water Birch
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Flowers and leaves included in two separate bundles and used to stop conception.

RECRD: 3628 id: 7130