Myricaceae Myrica gale L.


Ojibwa - Dye, Brown

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1932, Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525, page 425

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Scientific name: Myrica gale L.
USDA symbol: MYGA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sweetgale
Family: Myricaceae
Family (APG): Myricaceae
Native American Tribe: Ojibwa
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Brown
Notes: In the fall, the branch tips grow into an abortive scale and boiled to yield a brown dye stuff.

RECRD: 219 id: 23567