Iridaceae Iris setosa Pallas ex Link

Beachhead Iris

Eskimo, Alaska - Dye, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Ager, Thomas A. and Lynn Price Ager, 1980, Ethnobotany of The Eskimos of Nelson Island, Alaska, Arctic Anthropology 27:26-48, page 34

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Scientific name: Iris setosa Pallas ex Link
USDA symbol: IRSES (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Beachhead Iris
Family: Iridaceae
Family (APG): Iridaceae
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Alaska
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Petals made into a dye & used for staining strands of grass for weaving colored patterns on baskets.

RECRD: 32768 id: 18053