Purple Poppy Mallow
Purple poppy-mallow has an extremely deep root and is quite
resistant to drought.
The roots can be cooked and the
leaves used to thicken soup. The Osage dug the roots and
stored them for winter; they taste similar to sweet
potatoes. The Lakota burned the roots and inhaled the
smoke as a treatment for colds. They also made a tea from
the roots to treat intestinal pain.
Sheep and deer will graze on