Leadum groenlandicum – me’uhw’uhlp (Hul’q’umi’num)
Low growing shrub with long, dull, and narrow leaves and small, bright white flowers
Height: 0.50-1.50 m.
Other Uses: Y
Soil: Lime-free loam or peaty, moist, acid, humus-rich soil
Sun: Sun, part-shade, and shade
Usually found at: Roadside ditches, bogs, and conifer forests
Pollinators & wildlife: Bumblebees
Ornamental: Has pretty white clusters of flowers
Leaves: Dull green. Long and narrow. Smooth on top with wrinkled edges that curl under. Underside is covered in fuzzy red hairs.
Flowers: Small, bright white flowers in clusters which spread out from a common base (umbel). Stamens come out from each flower
First Nations uses: Used to treat sore throats and colds. Can help increase apetite. Made into teas. A strong decoction of the leaves, or a tincture, is used to kill lice, mosquitoes, fleas and other insects. The leaves contain tannin. A brown dye is obtained from the plant.