Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 20:52:55 -0500

From: "(Dale F. Coye)" Dfcoye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Muskrat Root- poisonous plant

I was reading the story of Mary Jemison, captured by the Indians in 1755 or

so, became a full member of the Senecas in Western NY. Great story if anyone

wants to check it out. Each of her sons was murdered in the early 1800s, and

in one case the murderer commits suicide by eating a large quantity of

muskrat root. DARE tells us that it is the same as the plant sweet flag,

with a Delaware cite, but sweet flag, I find is edible, used in making candy

in fact. Maybe it was the quantity he ate, or maybe it was a different

plant. Anybody know where to go to find out more about the alternative names

of plants? Just curious, I have nothing in mind.

Dale Coye

The College of NJ