Rubiaceae Galium boreale L.

Northern Bedstraw

Great Basin Indian - Dye, Red

Use documented by:
Nickerson, Gifford S., 1966, Some Data on Plains and Great Basin Indian Uses of Certain Native Plants, Tebiwa 9(1):45-51, page 50

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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: Great Basin Indian
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red
Notes: Root used as a red dye and set with alum.

RECRD: 2416 id: 15491