Asteraceae Thelesperma megapotamicum (Spreng.) Kuntze

Hopi Tea Greenthread

Navajo, Ramah - Dye, Orange-Yellow

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 53

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Scientific name: Thelesperma megapotamicum (Spreng.) Kuntze
USDA symbol: THME (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Hopi Tea Greenthread
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Orange-Yellow
Notes: Boiled roots used as an orange-yellow dye for wool.

RECRD: 10648 id: 39791