Rubiaceae Galium boreale L.

Northern Bedstraw

Cree - Dye, Red

Use documented by:
Johnston, Alex, 1987, Plants and the Blackfoot, Lethbridge, Alberta. Lethbridge Historical Society, page 53

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Scientific name: Galium boreale L.
USDA symbol: GACIC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Northern Bedstraw
Family: Rubiaceae
Family (APG): Rubiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cree
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red
Notes: Decoction of roots used as a red dye for porcupine quills.

RECRD: 60710 id: 15489