Betulaceae Alnus rubra Bong.

Red Alder

Thompson - Dye, Brown

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 188

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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: Thompson
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Brown
Notes: Bark boiled in water to make a brown dye and used for mountain goat wool, cloth and other items.

RECRD: 32944 id: 2588