Fagaceae Quercus rubra L.

Northern Red Oak

Potawatomi - Dye, Red-Brown

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 120

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Scientific name: Quercus rubra L.
USDA symbol: QURUR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Northern Red Oak
Family: Fagaceae
Family (APG): Fagaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red-Brown
Notes: Rushes gathered for mat weaving and boiled with bark to impart a brownish red dye.

RECRD: 373 id: 32393