AppearanceThe flowers are wheel-shaped or bell-shaped and violet blue. They have 5-lobed corollas and are radially symmetrical. The leaves are 1/4–1" wide, are scallop-edged and shell-shaped. The plant is 6–18" high and flowers from May to August. It produces a small, many seeded capsule for fruit.
UsesThe Cherokee take a liquid compound of root for dyspepsia from overeating, and take an infusion of roots taken and use it as a bath for dyspepsia.
The Meskwaki use it as an emetic to make one "sick all day long", and smoke it at ceremonies.
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