Pipsissewa - or, yikes, Rats Vein (ratsvain?)
I don’t know why pretty, delicate flowers get such dreadful names. I took this picture on a foraging walk during my last medicinal herbs class. The instructor told us that it was once used as a treatment for tuberculosis. It is also an ingredient in some sweet drinks, especially root beer.

Pipsissewa - or, yikes, Rats Vein (ratsvain?)

I don’t know why pretty, delicate flowers get such dreadful names. I took this picture on a foraging walk during my last medicinal herbs class. The instructor told us that it was once used as a treatment for tuberculosis. It is also an ingredient in some sweet drinks, especially root beer.