Amaranthaceae Amaranthus cruentus L.

Red Amaranth

Hopi - Dye, Red

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A, 1940, Notes on a Collection of Plants from the Hopi Indian Region of Arizona Made by J. G. Owens in 1891, Botanical Museum Leaflets (Harvard University) 8(8):153-168, page 162

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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: Hopi
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red
Notes: Flowers used to color bread red for certain dances.

RECRD: 0 id: 2738