Amaranthaceae Amaranthus cruentus L.

Red Amaranth

Zuni - Other, Paint

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: Amaranthus cruentus L.
USDA symbol: AMCR4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Red Amaranth
Family: Amaranthaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Paint
Notes: Crushed leaves and blossoms moistened with spittle or water and rubbed on cheeks as rouge.

RECRD: 32929 id: 2749