Jatropha cardiophylla (Torr.) Muell.-Arg.

Bloodroot Bush

Papago - Fiber, Basketry

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Ruth M. Underhill, 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest II. The Ethnobiology of the Papago Indians, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(3):1-84, page 57

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Scientific name: Jatropha cardiophylla (Torr.) Muell.-Arg.
USDA symbol: JACA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bloodroot Bush
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Papago
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Basketry
Notes: Thick, rubbery stems used to make bulky baskets.

RECRD: 43634 id: 18159