Equisetaceae Equisetum arvense L.

Field Horsetail

Blackfoot - Dye, Red

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 112

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Scientific name: Equisetum arvense L.
USDA symbol: EQAR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Field Horsetail
Family: Equisetaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red
Notes: Crushed stems used as a light pink dye for porcupine quills.

RECRD: 4060 id: 13290