May be toxic. See Notes.
Very distinctive saprophytic perennial. Totally white in color with a single bell-shaped flower atop each stalk. Leaves are scaled and nearly absent.
Found on forest floors. Ranges throughout North America.
Uses and Parts Used
Plant juice used for inflamed eyes, bunions, and warts. Plant teas ingested for aches and pains associated with colds.
Root tea used for convulsions, fits, epilepsy, and as a sedative. Roots also have antispasmodic properties.
Possibly toxic. Water extracts are bacteriacidal.