Hawkeye Indian Cultural Center



Medicinal Garden

Hawkeye Indian Cultural Center is home to a medicinal garden with an array of plants that were used by the Aborigines of eastern North Carolina for a multitude of purposes. These herbs and plants were part of everyday Native life, just another way that Native Americans used nature as a part of their culture and their sustainability.

The garden is arranged in intricate plots called sun circles, which house the medicinal herbs. Oils, salves, teas and more are made out of the plants that are grown in this garden, and these things can be utilized in the treatment of a vast array of illnesses and ailments from stomach aches to skin infections.

The Medicinal Garden


Plants Included in Medicinal Garden:

  • Beardtongue
  • Bee Balm Weed
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Christmas Fern
  • Dwarf Fothergilla
  • Dwarf Iris
  • Gray Goldenrod
  • Iris Cristata
  • New Jersey Tea
  • Northern Lady Fern
  • Wild Columbine
  • Woodland Phlox
  • Cattail
  • Cherry Tree
  • Common Serviceberry
  • Pin Oak
  • Sweet Gum
  • Sweetbay Magnolia
  • White Pine
  • Wood Germanium
  • Cinderella’s Pink Swamp Milkweed
  • Apple Tree
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Joy Pye Weed
  • Sweetbay Magnolia