Papaveraceae Sanguinaria canadensis L.


Delaware - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 38

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Scientific name: Sanguinaria canadensis L.
USDA symbol: SACA13 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bloodroot
Family: Papaveraceae
Family (APG): Papaveraceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Roots used to make the face paint for the Big House Ceremony.

RECRD: 42797 id: 36951