Marigold (White Marsh)

Other names: Lucerne 

Scientific name: caltha leptosepala

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Arabic names:  قطيفة (qateefah)

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Family: Fabaceae 

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Whole plant


Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: upto 0.3 m

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Traditional Use:

The American Indians chewed the plant the plant, and put it externally for wounds and inflammation.  When the plant is used whole it can be irritating for the gastro intestinal tract. Even sniffing the stems if bruises has been known to cause sneezing.

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