* Flowers white, with green veins, red stemlets, and long, curving pistils.
* Leaves elliptical, slightly wavy-edged, with the blade longer than
the stem. To 3" long.
* Height: 5-10".
* Flowers June - August.
* Habitat: Forests.
* Range: Canada and the northeastern United States.
* Native Americans used all parts of the shinleaf plant medicinally;
tea made from the plant to treat infant epilepsy, leaf tea was gargled
to relieve canker sores and sore throats, and root tea was used as
a tonic. In addition, they applied leaf poultices to tumors, sores,