Rosaceae / Rose
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Medical Uses: A tea from the plant is a laxative and emetic. It has also been used as a treatment for digestive and respiratory disorders in very small doses. Poultice used for stings, swelling and soreness. Plant may be toxic!
Similar Species: American Ipecac (P. stipulata) is very similar except for having
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By: Newcomb, Lawrence and Illustrated by Morrison, Gordon. 1977, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN:0-316-60442-9
Wildflo wers of Tennessee the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians
By: Dennis Horn and Tavia Cathcart and Thomas E. Hemmerly and David Duhl. , ISBN:1551054280
Angiosperms / Flowering Plants
Dicots / Two Seed Leaves
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