Mystery Plant

I spoke with a couple of local women today who say that this plant is fantastic for healing wounds. It grows in shady woods, low to the ground, and has a stalk of delicate white flowers. I come from Ontario and thought we called it coltsfoot there, as it looks like a hoof. Does anyone know the name for it? I'd like to know more about it. 



Comments

joanne (gold river) said…
A few Nuchalnuth kids and an elder have told me about them (" leaves like a spade") but they didn't know the name. I suspect it's False Lily of the Valley.http://academic.evergreen.edu/projects/gardens/longhouse/monographs/false_lillyofthevalley.htm
Ladyhawke said…
Yes, these were Nuchalnuth women I spoke with. They say that if you wet the leaves and put it over the wound, it heals miraculously. I will check your link. Thanks so much.

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