Asteraceae Rudbeckia hirta L.

Blackeyed Susan

Potawatomi - Dye, Yellow

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 117

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Scientific name: Rudbeckia hirta L.
USDA symbol: RUHIH (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Blackeyed Susan
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Yellow
Notes: Disk florets boiled with rushes to dye them yellow. Rushes used to make woven mats.

RECRD: 363 id: 35143