| Feb 15, 2006
|| HOARY PUCCOON
Aside from the strange name there is nothing special about this plant. It is neither poisonous or a human food food source. The plant does attract certain bees and other insects. "Hoary" means hairy.
The word "puccoon" means that this plant was once the source of a dye – a reddish color that was used by indians for pottery, basketry, and personal ornament.