Scrophulariaceae Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng.

Scarlet Indian Paintbrush

Cherokee - Drug, Poison

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 40

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Scientific name: Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng.
USDA symbol: CACO17 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Scarlet Indian Paintbrush
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Poison
Notes: Infusion used 'to destroy your enemies.'

RECRD: 83533 id: 8457