Protein and mineral rich seeds have been roasted and ground into a meal for cakes. Seed oil has been used for cooking and as hair oil. Flowers yield dye colors in greenish-gold, yellow and tan on wool. Seeds produce blue, black and purple dye.
Source of plant
Seeds of Change, Nichols Garden Nursery
This indigenous variety has a diverse range of flower types. All have golden-yellow single petals and develop a dark blue black center. Seeds are used for dying baskets and wool and are also edible. Mostly single stalks with occasional polyheads.
USDA Hardiness Zone
other ethnobotanical uses, food