Pinaceae Larix occidentalis Nutt.

Western Larch

Thompson - Other, Paint

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 99

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Scientific name: Larix occidentalis Nutt.
USDA symbol: LAOC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Western Larch
Family: Pinaceae
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Paint
Notes: Pitch burned until dry to make a reddish pigment and used as a face paint for women and men.

RECRD: 32131 id: 19579