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Turtlehead - white, on other side of the creek & by creek path. Loves wet. Caterpillars of Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly rely almost exclusively on this rare wetland plant, & rarely settle for any other plant, even those nearby. Cherokee used an infusion of leaves & roots to improve appetite, cure fevers, & rid body of worms. Made a decoction to use as salve for skin sores, ointment exclusively from leaves to treat skin ulcers & tumors. Best collect leaves for ointment was during…

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