Pale Purple Coneflower
Some of the Indian tribes used this plant for stomach cramps and an antidote for venomous snakebites and insect stings. I have no idea on which part of the plant or how the dosing was done. If a rattler gets me I want anti-venom and a Doctors care!
Catclaw Sensitive Briar
When the leaves are touched they close up and shortly open up again!
Got it's name from the thimble shaped seed head. Some Indian tribes used it's stalk and leaves to treat stomach and headaches. Boiling the stalk and leaves to create a poultice, was used for rattlesnake bites. Again, See your doctor!
Yes! As it's name implies, it really does attract butterflies!
Tribes ate the raw root for breathing problems. The pulverized root for cuts and wounds.
Early day settlers used the plant for gout!
In no way am I implying that any of these remedies have any merits. All info was either read or passed down from my family. Just thought a few folk medicine stories to go along with the pics might be interesting!