Rosaceae Prunus virginiana L.

Common Chokecherry

Montana Indian - Other, Paint

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 42

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Scientific name: Prunus virginiana L.
USDA symbol: PRVIV (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Chokecherry
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Montana Indian
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Paint
Notes: Sap mixed with different colored clays and used as paint for Indian designs.

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