Rubiaceae Houstonia wrightii Gray

Pygmy Bluet

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 45

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Scientific name: Houstonia wrightii Gray
USDA symbol: HOWR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pygmy Bluet
Family: Rubiaceae
Family (APG): Rubiaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Dried, pulverized root used as dusting powder for sores on humans or livestock.

RECRD: 87506 id: 17421