Ericaceae Gaultheria shallon Pursh


Nitinaht - Other, Paint

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., John Thomas, Barry F. Carlson and Robert T. Ogilvie, 1983, Ethnobotany of the Nitinaht Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 104

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Scientific name: Gaultheria shallon Pursh
USDA symbol: GASH (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Salal
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Nitinaht
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Paint
Notes: Leaves crushed, mixed with salmon roe and used as paint for masks and wooden item designs.

RECRD: 47294 id: 15666