Betulaceae Alnus incana (L.) Moench

Mountain Alder

Cree, Woodlands - Dye, Yellow

Use documented by:
Leighton, Anna L., 1985, Wild Plant Use by the Woods Cree (Nihithawak) of East-Central Saskatchewan, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 27

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Scientific name: Alnus incana (L.) Moench
USDA symbol: ALINR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mountain Alder
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Cree, Woodlands
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Yellow
Notes: Decoction of catkins used as a yellow dye for quills.

RECRD: 5346 id: 2345