Geraniaceae Geranium atropurpureum Heller

Western Purple Cranesbill

Navajo, Kayenta - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Wyman, Leland C. and Stuart K. Harris, 1951, The Ethnobotany of the Kayenta Navaho, Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico Press, page 29

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Scientific name: Geranium atropurpureum Heller
USDA symbol: GEATA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Western Purple Cranesbill
Family: Geraniaceae
Family (APG): Geraniaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Kayenta
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Blossoming plant dipped in sea water, salt and water plants to bring rain.

RECRD: 42008 id: 15799