Orchidaceae / Orchid
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Medical Uses: The root has been used as a diaphoretic (promotes sweating) since ancient times. This
makes it usefull to help break fevers. It is also considered a mild sedative. Far to rare to collect.
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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
Monocots / One Seed Leaf
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