Poaceae Andropogon virginicus L.

Broomsedge Bluestem

Cherokee - Dye, Yellow

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 27

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Scientific name: Andropogon virginicus L.
USDA symbol: ANVIV (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Broomsedge Bluestem
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Yellow
Notes: Stems, alone or with onion peels, used to make a yellow dye.

RECRD: 9133 id: 3316