Asteraceae Achillea millefolium L.

Common Yarrow

Potawatomi - Other, Protection

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 117

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Scientific name: Achillea millefolium L.
USDA symbol: ACMIM2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Yarrow
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Seed heads placed on a pan of live coals to produce smoke to keep the witches away.

RECRD: 360 id: 939