Common Names: Orme de Samarie, Pickaway Anise, Prairie Grub, Ptelea Trifoliata, Scubby Trefoil, Stinking Prairie Bush, Swamp Dogwood, Three-Leaved Hop Tree, Wingseed
Scientific Name: Galium Aparine L., Rubiaceae, Madder Family
Common Uses: Loss of appetite, Joint and muscle pain (rheumatism), Stomach problems, Wound dressings, when applied to the skin.
*Warnings: Contact with the skin can cause the skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. This might increase the risk of getting sunburned and developing skin cancer. If you take wafer ash, wear sunblock and protective clothing outside, especially if you are light-skinned, and stay out of the sun as much as possible.
Origin: Found in moist or grassy places, thickets, moist shady woodland, waste places and along riverbanks and fences in Canada, the eastern half of the United States, and the Pacific coast.