The Flora and Ethnobotany of Cat Island, Bahamas
Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium (MU)
Species Waltheria bahamensis Au: Britt.
Common Name Miss Kelly
Description Herb with maroonish foliage and yellow flowers.
Location/Habitat New Bight, north of Harry Bethel's store, on east side of road, back in a
recently cleared disturbed gravel area.
Latitude 24°18 43 N Longitude 75°2554 W
Uses/Comments The plant is boiled in water and decoction drunk to clean a mother out
after she gives birth. Also taken to clear bruises and one added it to bush
tea which promotes longevity, strength, fertility, sexual arousal, etc.
Collectors) Laurel Richey and Ethan Freid
Collection No 00-892 Duplicates 5 Date July 26,2000
Plants Dried Using a Kerosene Heater
Vouchers for Laurel Richey's PhD Dissertation