Asteraceae Coreopsis tinctoria var. tinctoria

Golden Tickseed

Zuni - Food, Beverage

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 66

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Scientific name: Coreopsis tinctoria var. tinctoria
USDA symbol: COTIT (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Golden Tickseed
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Beverage
Notes: Plant formerly used to make a hot beverage until the introduction of coffee by traders. The plant was folded while fresh, a number of folds being attached one below the other, and hung on the wall to dry. When the beverage was desired, a fold was detached from the wall and used to make a hot beverage.

RECRD: 32852 id: 10734