Rubiaceae Galium tinctorium (L.) Scop.

Stiff Marsh Bedstraw

Micmac - Dye, Red

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G. and R.W. Dexter, 1951, Utilization of Animals and Plants by the Micmac Indians of New Brunswick, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 41:250-259, page 254

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Scientific name: Galium tinctorium (L.) Scop.
USDA symbol: GATI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Stiff Marsh Bedstraw
Family: Rubiaceae
Family (APG): Rubiaceae
Native American Tribe: Micmac
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red
Notes: Roots used to make a red dye for porcupine quills.

RECRD: 45768 id: 15514