Solanaceae Solanum sp.


Costanoan - Dye, Blue

Use documented by:
Bocek, Barbara R., 1984, Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington, Economic Botany 38(2):240-255, page 253

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Scientific name: Solanum sp.
Common names: Nightshade
Family: Solanaceae
Family (APG): Solanaceae
Native American Tribe: Costanoan
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Blue
Notes: Fruits used to prepare a permanent blue dye for tattooing.

RECRD: 20800 id: 38332