Betulaceae Alnus incana (L.) Moench

Mountain Alder

Nez Perce - Dye, Orange

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 5

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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: Nez Perce
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Orange
Notes: Bark boiled and used as an orange dye.

RECRD: 45050 id: 2368