Cyperaceae Carex plantaginea Lam.

Plantainleaf Sedge

Menominee - Drug, Snake Bite Remedy

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1923, Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174, page 34

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Scientific name: Carex plantaginea Lam.
USDA symbol: CAPL4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Plantainleaf Sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Family (APG): Cyperaceae
Native American Tribe: Menominee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Snake Bite Remedy
Notes: Root used as a charm to prevent snakebite and spittle from chewed root used on snakebite.

RECRD: 83407 id: 8091