Berberidaceae Mahonia repens (Lindl.) G. Don


Montana Indian - Dye, Yellow

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 18

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Scientific name: Mahonia repens (Lindl.) G. Don
USDA symbol: MARE11 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Oregongrape
Family: Berberidaceae
Family (APG): Berberidaceae
Native American Tribe: Montana Indian
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Yellow
Notes: Bark shredded, boiled and used as a brilliant yellow dye.

RECRD: 45187 id: 21987