Poaceae Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.

Annual Rabbitsfoot Grass

Navajo, Kayenta - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Wyman, Leland C. and Stuart K. Harris, 1951, The Ethnobotany of the Kayenta Navaho, Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico Press, page 16

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Scientific name: Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.
USDA symbol: POMO5 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Annual Rabbitsfoot Grass
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Kayenta
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Used as lotion to wash a snake figurine before painting it.

RECRD: 41987 id: 29050