Berberidaceae Mahonia haematocarpa (Woot.) Fedde

Red Barberry

Apache, Mescalero - Dye, Yellow

Use documented by:
Basehart, Harry W., 1974, Apache Indians XII. Mescalero Apache Subsistence Patterns and Socio-Political Organization, New York. Garland Publishing Inc., page 49

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Scientific name: Mahonia haematocarpa (Woot.) Fedde
USDA symbol: MAHA4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Red Barberry
Family: Berberidaceae
Family (APG): Berberidaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, Mescalero
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Yellow
Notes: Root shavings used to make a yellow dye for hides.

RECRD: 45755 id: 21899