Boraginaceae Lithospermum canescens (Michx.) Lehm.

Hoary Puccoon

Omaha - Food, Cooking Agent

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 111

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Scientific name: Lithospermum canescens (Michx.) Lehm.
USDA symbol: LICA12 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Hoary Puccoon
Family: Boraginaceae
Family (APG): Boraginaceae
Native American Tribe: Omaha
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Cooking Agent
Notes: Root chewed with gum by children, to color it red.

RECRD: 31729 id: 20552