Colorado (River) hemp


Colorado (River) hemp
   DARE: 1900. According to the DARE, "a tall annual legume (Sesbania exaltata) of the Southwestern and Gulf States which produces long tough fibers formerly used like hemp by the Indians."
   Also called bequilla, coffee bean, coffeeweed, indigo, siene bean, zacate.

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