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Puccoon



 

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Puccoon [peːkɔːn] is a common name that refers to any of several plants formerly used by certain Native Americans for dyes.[1] The dyes were made from the plants' roots.

The name is derived from thePowhatan word poughkone.[2]

Types

  • Hoary Puccoon - Lithospermum canescens[3]
  • Narrow-leaved puccoon, Fringed Puccoon - Lithospermum incisum[4]
  • Golden puccoon - Lithospermum carolinense[5]
    • Hairy puccoon - Lithospermum carolinense var. croceum[6]
  • Red puccoon root, Canada Puccoon - Sanguinaria canadensis

References

  1. ^ Britannica Online Encyclopedia
  2. ^ see reference in List of English words from indigenous languages of the Americas
  3. ^ Illinois Wildflowers
  4. ^ see List of Canadian plants by family B and List of plants by common name (Sonoran Desert)
  5. ^ see List of Canadian plants by family B
  6. ^ see List of Minnesota wild flowers

See also

  • List of English words from indigenous languages of the Americas
 
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