Balsaminaceae Impatiens capensis Meerb.


Potawatomi - Dye, Orange

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 116

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Scientific name: Impatiens capensis Meerb.
USDA symbol: IMCA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Jewelweed
Family: Balsaminaceae
Family (APG): Balsaminaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Orange
Notes: Material placed in pot of boiling plant juice to dye it orange.

RECRD: 354 id: 17781