Asteraceae Helianthus annuus L.

Common Sunflower

Hopi - Other, Decorations

Use documented by:
Whiting, Alfred F., 1939, Ethnobotany of the Hopi, Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin #15, page 96

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Scientific name: Helianthus annuus L.
USDA symbol: HEAN3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Sunflower
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Hopi
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Decorations
Notes: Petals dried, ground, mixed with yellow corn meal and used as a face powder in women's basket dance.

RECRD: 41554 id: 16576