Asteraceae Carthamus tinctorius L.


Hopi - Dye, Yellow

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A, 1940, Notes on a Collection of Plants from the Hopi Indian Region of Arizona Made by J. G. Owens in 1891, Botanical Museum Leaflets (Harvard University) 8(8):153-168, page 167

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Scientific name: Carthamus tinctorius L.
USDA symbol: CATI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Safflower
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Hopi
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Yellow
Notes: Flowers used to color bread yellow for certain dances.

RECRD: 10721 id: 8250