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Feb 15, 2006 HOARY PUCCOON
N. Walker

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.