Scrophulariaceae Orthocarpus luteus Nutt.

Yellow Owlclover

Blackfoot - Dye, Red

Use documented by:
Johnston, Alex, 1987, Plants and the Blackfoot, Lethbridge, Alberta. Lethbridge Historical Society, page 53

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Scientific name: Orthocarpus luteus Nutt.
USDA symbol: ORLU2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Yellow Owlclover
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red
Notes: Leaves crushed and pressed firmly into skins, horsehair and feathers as a red dye.

RECRD: 60706 id: 24920