Asteraceae Pectis papposa Harvey & Gray

Cinchweed Fetidmarigold

Zuni - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 83

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Scientific name: Pectis papposa Harvey & Gray
USDA symbol: PEPAP3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Cinchweed Fetidmarigold
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Chewed blossoms used as perfume before a dance in ceremonies of the secret fraternities. The blossoms were chewed by both sexes, especially by women, ejected into the hands and rubbed on the neck, limbs and clothing as perfume.

RECRD: 32933 id: 25629