Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 20:52:55 -0500 From: "(Dale F. Coye)" 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