Betulaceae Alnus rhombifolia Nutt.

White Alder

Wailaki - Dye, Red

Use documented by:
Chestnut, V. K., 1902, Plants Used by the Indians of Mendocino County, California, Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium 7:295-408., page 332

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Scientific name: Alnus rhombifolia Nutt.
USDA symbol: ALRH2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: White Alder
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Wailaki
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red
Notes: Fresh bark formerly chewed and used as a red dye to color fishermen's bodies for successful fishing.

RECRD: 43198 id: 2480