Medeola. Medeola virginiana. Indian Cucumber.
Medeola. Medeola virginiana L. (Gyromia virginiana L.) Indian Cucumber.—An indigenous perennial herb of the Fam. Liliaceae, growing in all parts of the United States. The tuber, which in shape and flavor bears a strong resemblance to a small cucumber, is said by Pursh to be eaten by the Indians, and by Barton to be useful as a diuretic in dropsies.