Betulaceae Alnus rubra Bong.

Red Alder

Nitinaht - Other, Water Indicator

Use documented by:
Gill, Steven J., 1983, Ethnobotany of the Makah and Ozette People, Olympic Peninsula, Washington (USA), Washington State University, Ph.D. Thesis, page 243

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Scientific name: Alnus rubra Bong.
USDA symbol: ALRU2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Red Alder
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Nitinaht
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Water Indicator
Notes: 'If you see a creek without alder along its banks, the water isn't good to drink.'

RECRD: 6171 id: 2557