Cornaceae Nyssa aquatica L.

Water Tupelo

Choctaw - Dye, Red

Use documented by:
Bushnell, Jr., David I., 1909, The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, SI-BAE Bulletin #48, page 14

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Scientific name: Nyssa aquatica L.
USDA symbol: NYAQ2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Water Tupelo
Family: Cornaceae
Family (APG): Cornaceae
Native American Tribe: Choctaw
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red
Notes: Burned bark and red oak ash added to water and used as a red dye.

RECRD: 21214 id: 24179