Solanaceae Solanum physalifolium Rusby

Hoe Nightshade

Navajo, Ramah - Other, Fertilizer

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 43

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Scientific name: Solanum physalifolium Rusby
USDA symbol: SOPH (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Hoe Nightshade
Family: Solanaceae
Family (APG): Solanaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Fertilizer
Notes: Leaves and berries soaked in water used on watermelon seed to insure a good crop.

RECRD: 10599 id: 38326