Chamaedaphne calyculata (L.)

Leather  leaf

Names and Myths

Chamaedaphne  From Greek chamai, on the ground, and daphne, laurel.

 calyculata resembling a small calyx

Natural history / Folklore

Indians have used the leaves for fever teas, but like all heath teas they should be used with caution.8 Used by the Objibway but since they contain andromedotoxin they are somewhat toxic.32

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