Aceraceae Acer rubrum L.

Red Maple

Ojibwa - Other, Designs

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1932, Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525, page 412

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Scientific name: Acer rubrum L.
USDA symbol: ACRUR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Red Maple
Family: Aceraceae
Family (APG): Sapindaceae
Native American Tribe: Ojibwa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Designs
Notes: Leaf frequently used in the Ojibwe beadwork designs. Many leaves, flowers and fruits furnish designs. Since the plants are sacred to their midewiwin or medicine lodge, it is common for them to use especially valuable remedies in their designs.

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