Betulaceae Alnus rubra Bong.

Red Alder

Salish, Coast - Dye, Red-Brown

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1971, The Ethnobotany of the Coast Salish Indians of Vancouver Island, I and II, Economic Botany 25(1):63-104, 335-339, page 79

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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: Salish, Coast
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red-Brown
Notes: Bark boiled to make a reddish brown dye and used to color fish nets, baskets, canoes and head rings.

RECRD: 47512 id: 2572