Fagaceae Quercus chrysolepis Liebm.

Canyon Live Oak

Diegueno - Dye, Black

Use documented by:
Hedges, Ken, 1986, Santa Ysabel Ethnobotany, San Diego Museum of Man Ethnic Technology Notes, No. 20, page 33

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Scientific name: Quercus chrysolepis Liebm.
USDA symbol: QUCHC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Canyon Live Oak
Family: Fagaceae
Family (APG): Fagaceae
Native American Tribe: Diegueno
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Black
Notes: Acorn cups soaked in water containing iron and used as a black dye to color basket materials.

RECRD: 2525 id: 31941