Aceraceae Acer saccharinum L.

Silver Maple

Chippewa - Other, Cleaning Agent

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 136

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Scientific name: Acer saccharinum L.
USDA symbol: ACSA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Silver Maple
Family: Aceraceae
Family (APG): Sapindaceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Cleaning Agent
Notes: Bark, hemlock and swamp oak bark boiled together to make a wash to remove rust from steel or iron. The barks were boiled together and used to remove rust from steel or iron and to prevent further rusting.

RECRD: 31984 id: 647