BATSCHIA, Mx. Puccoon, Red paint, Alcanet. Several species. One of them must be the Anchusa virginiana of L. and Schoepf. Red root, used as a die and paint by the Indians, also as a vermifuge. Perhaps equivalent of Anchusa and Rubia, dyeing deep orange rather than red.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.