Ranunculaceae Ranunculus pensylvanicus L. f.

Pennsylvania Buttercup

Potawatomi - Dye, Yellow

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 123

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Scientific name: Ranunculus pensylvanicus L. f.
USDA symbol: RAPE2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pennsylvania Buttercup
Family: Ranunculaceae
Family (APG): Ranunculaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Yellow
Notes: Entire plant boiled with rushes or flags to dye them yellow; used to make mats or baskets.

RECRD: 395 id: 32704