Scrophulariaceae Castilleja affinis Hook. & Arn.

Indian Paintbrush

Hopi - Other, Decorations

Use documented by:
Fewkes, J. Walter, 1896, A Contribution to Ethnobotany, American Anthropologist 9:14-21, page 19

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Scientific name: Castilleja affinis Hook. & Arn.
USDA symbol: CAAFA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Indian Paintbrush
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Hopi
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Decorations
Notes: Used by maidens to deck their hair on holiday occasions.

RECRD: 4746 id: 8450