Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Chippewa - Dye, Mordant

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 131

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Scientific name: Acorus calamus L.
USDA symbol: ACAM (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Calamus
Family: Acoraceae
Family (APG): Acoraceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Mordant
Notes: Plant used with bloodroot as a mordant in dyeing.

RECRD: 32489 id: 1226