Amaranthaceae Amaranthus cruentus L.

Red Amaranth

Apache, White Mountain - Other, Paint

Use documented by:
Reagan, Albert B., 1929, Plants Used by the White Mountain Apache Indians of Arizona, Wisconsin Archeologist 8:143-61., page 155

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Scientific name: Amaranthus cruentus L.
USDA symbol: AMCR4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Red Amaranth
Family: Amaranthaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, White Mountain
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Paint
Notes: Flowers used as face paint.

RECRD: 60198 id: 2736