Ericaceae Arbutus menziesii Pursh

Pacific Madrone

Saanich - Other, Preservative

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1971, The Ethnobotany of the Coast Salish Indians of Vancouver Island, I and II, Economic Botany 25(1):63-104, 335-339, page 82

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Scientific name: Arbutus menziesii Pursh
USDA symbol: ARME (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pacific Madrone
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Saanich
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Preservative
Notes: Bark boiled and used for tanning paddles and fishhooks.

RECRD: 47550 id: 4225