Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

Missouri Gourd

Apache, White Mountain - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Reagan, Albert B., 1929, Plants Used by the White Mountain Apache Indians of Arizona, Wisconsin Archeologist 8:143-61., page 156

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Scientific name: Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth
USDA symbol: CUFO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Missouri Gourd
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, White Mountain
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Leaves ground and used as 'green paint' in making sand paintings.

RECRD: 60225 id: 11586