- Description: Coontie plant. The name "coontie" comes from the Seminole Native American word "conti hateka." The coontie is a small plant that grows close to the ground and produces seed bearing cones. Coontie is poisonous, but Native Americans used the roots of the plant for its starch. It is native to Florida, Georgia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Haiti.
- Keywords: coontie, plant, Maclay Gardens
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- Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources
for Students and Teachers (Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, 2009)
- Date of Photo: 4/1/2007
- Photographer: Roy Winkelman