Acourtia wrightii

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Acourtia wrightii
Acourtia wrightii dormant.jpg
dormant phase
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Acourtia
Species: A. wrightii
Binomial name
Acourtia wrightii
(A. Gray) Reveal & King

Perezia wrightii

Acourtia wrightii, common name brownfoot, is a plant. It is used by the Kayenta Navajo for difficult labor and as a postpartum medicine.[1] The Hualapai also use it medicinally; in that they apply a poultice of the woolly "cotton" from the plant to open, bleeding wounds, [2] and the Pima use it as a styptic.[3]


  1. ^ Wyman, Leland C. and Stuart K. Harris 1951 The Ethnobotany of the Kayenta Navaho. Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico Press (p. 49)
  2. ^ Watahomigie, Lucille J. 1982 Hualapai Ethnobotany. Peach Springs, AZ. Hualapai Bilingual Program, Peach Springs School District #8 (p. 49)
  3. ^ Russell, Frank 1908 The Pima Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #26:1-390 (p. 80)