Ethnobotany, Native Plants, Lakota Plants, Leadplant, White Sage, Purple Coneflower
In this lesson, students will also be able to identify four medicinal plants, describe their characteristics and discuss medicinal uses. Students will use their senses to experience the uses of these medicinal plants. The plants highlighted in this lesson are Chokecherry Tree, Prairie Sage, Lead Plant, and Purple Cornflower. The senses used may consist of smelling the aroma of sage, burning the root of the purple coneflower, or tasting the infusion of the Lead Plant.
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Amadea Pourier, Wiyaka Pomarleau, Dillon Nelson, Kay Cutler, and Madhav P Nepal. 2022. Teaching Medicinal Plants Used by Native Americans. ILEARN Teaching Resources. 4 (1):69—80