Latin name: Sphagnum fuscum (Schimp.) Klinggr.
Botanical family: Sphagnaceae
Growth habit: Moss
Vernacular name(s): peat moss (Eng.)
sphaigne brune (Fr.)
uske, muskak, askiyah, mikaskwahkawow, asaskumkwa, eskiya, awasistche (Cree)
Whole plant :Applied to cuts or skin infections before bandaging affected areas [Cree 13]. Used to treat diaper rash, and as a baby wash at birth [Cree 95]. Antiseptic [Dene 17]. Used to treat diabetes [Cree 82].